Want to find out what people think about websites that you often visit? Plus Comments lets you view what others are saying about a particular website on Google+. With it, you can also see which Google+ users have shared content that you often browse. As you surf the web, an icon will appear in the URL bar linking you to discussions between Google+ users about that particular page. The extension collects and organizes social media content from Google+ and displays it in a compact pop-up. When you click an item, you will be redirected to the associated share on Google+. You can then read comments on the shares and add your own thoughts to the thread.
An icon appears in the URL bar whenever the extension finds Google Plus comments for a particular website. Clicking the icon displays a stream of comments from Google Plus, which you can then scroll through or navigate to.
The extension is good if you are one of those people still emotionally attached to Facebook (and there are quite a few of us out there that are). Moving life to a different social network i.e. Google Plus is not easy and getting your friends and family to move is harder. Plus Comments will be instrumental in helping you stay up to date on the latest discussions on Google+ no matter which page you visit. Bear in mind that only links shared publically will be listed when you click the icon in the URL bar.
While the concept behind the extension is fairly good, it doesn’t seem to present a very accurate picture of the number of times a link has been shared on Google+. Experimenting with some very popular sites showed that top stories from them had been shared only seven or eight times. Despite taking in to account the low number of shares might be due to privacy options and dormant users, and a website’s own inactivity or absence on Google+, the number of shares that is shown is still discouragingly low.
Plus Comments is a clever extension that makes use of existing Google Plus content for each website and allows you to see shared items and comments made on them by other users. With it, you can always stay up-to-date with the latest conversations and see how popular a website is. If you want to see what others are saying about your blog or favorite websites, then visit the link below to install the extension.
If you liked this extension, you might also want to take a look at the other Chrome extensions we’ve reviewed so far.