The Wall Street Journal may have moved on, but Google is just getting to the Facebook party. Mashable covers yesterday’s launch of the Google Facebook application. Because, of course, it’s far more convenient to use an application within Facebook than the search box or toolbars in our browsers.
Google Facebook application screenshot, courtesy of Google Operating System.
Mashable also points out that the timing of the application couldn’t be better. Just days after Robert Scoble raved that Facebook’s social aspect (along with Mahalo and Techmeme) will supplant Google in four years, Google’s new application takes on social search.
Currently, you can perform searches from within Facebook and share your favorite results in your Mini-Feed (on users’ profiles). According to Google Operating System, the application also highlights the most popular shared items.