Journalists’ Google-ized identities

Google will begin integrating journalists’ Google-ized identities into Google News (Megan Garber).
Is Google helping journalists? (Mathew Ingram): I think Google needs to reconsider how it has implemented these new features, and add support for links to other services as well. Whether it will do so or not remains to be seen, but the message behind these and other moves is clear: Google+ is not just a social network, it is an attempt to create a unified social backbone for all of its services — and the full implications of that are only just beginning to become obvious.