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Google CEO Larry Page returns to Google+

September 30, 2011 |  4:50 pm

Google CEO Larry Page
Make that Google plus its CEO.

Google's chief executive, Larry Page, is back posting to the public on the Internet search giant's social networking service Google+.

"Just back from our Zeitgeist conference. I am very inspired by the other speakers. Here is a link to my talk with Eric and I doing general questions at the end. Big responsibilities and opportunities ahead!"

He embedded the video and threw in a link

The bit of self promotion fetched 261 comments including: "holy you r back?" and  "nice to see you back on G+."

Page has nearly a half a million followers on Google+. He created a stir when he stopped posting on Google+, at least nothing for public consumption.

Seems like a shrewd public relations move to stay active on the service. Bradley Horowitz, Google's vice president of products, recently told Wired magazine that "Google+ is Google itself."

"We're extending it across all that we do — search, ads, Chrome, Android, Maps, YouTube -- so that each of those services contributes to our understanding of who you are," he told Steven Levy.


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Photo: Google CEO Larry Page. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images