An anonymous reader writes: Back in 1998, there were these twofix guys who figured out that if all of the stuff on the internet could be indexed, sorted, and presented in a useful fashion, it would be really great. These guys formed Google, and they figured out that even if it is not immediately useful, being able to collect as much information about how people use the internet was a pretty big deal. Since then, Google has grown out in every direction imaginable to collect more and more information, harvest all the data around them, and to sort it out until it shows a trend or becomes otherwise useful.
Google hasn’t quite figured out a few avenues to collect data yet, but new services are coming out all the time to fix that. One of these services is the barely a month old Google+. As a rapidly expanding social network, Google will have gobs and gobs of new data to collect and figure out how to use. Its not often we get a peek into how exactly Google does things, but a recent tip reveals a little bit of how Google is already sorting G+ users for harvest.