Even though Google’s +1 button isn’t supposed to be ready for webmasters for a few months, they’ve already been spotted in the wild — and they appear to work.
I’m not a code wizard, but (assuming I get it right) here’s what the button should look like for this individual story URL. (C’mon, +1 it — you know you want to.)
And after you +1 it, do a Google search for this article and see if the +1 icon shows as active on your search results.
We have an email in to Google for reaction and, specifically, to find out if they plan to disable the code that makes these buttons work.
Postscript: The buttons now appear to have been disabled from Google’s end. See Zapped: Google Votes -1 On That +1 Button.