Google Profiles - Plus One - Circles

If you've been on any of Google's consumer tools (like search, Google News, etc) recently, you've probably noticed thew new +1 buttons and other new social features.

If you're logged in with your @lbl.gov Google Account, clicking on any of these will result in an error that reads: Google Profiles is not available for your organization.

We just wanted to take this opportunity to point out that this isn't an LBL decision - it's a Google one. Google has not yet made its new social tools, which revolve around profiles, available to its Apps customers.

We hope this changes soon so that we can provide these new services to you through your @lbl.gov account, but in the meantime, stay tuned and rest assured that IT hasn't failed to flip a switch or intentionally decided that social is too dangerous for our community. We'll turn it on when it's available to us.

update: Google's Director of Enterprise Stuff says be patient: