Google Profiles now have a fresh new look and feel, intended to make it easier for us to control and enrich our public profiles, as declared on Google’s announcement.
Arguably they have become similar to Facebook profiles with 3 columns in width and 5 thumbnail pictures at the top of the page. But with more fields to publish information on your profile, they do appear more interactive than the previous design.
Google Profiles was launched two years ago. You can still publish dofollow links on your Profilemaking them a small asset to your link building profile.