In response to the earlier comment about the evolution of the facebook button, I would say that’s exactly the reason to avoid going through the evolution at govloop. The more complicated it is, the more it announces its fledgling status. In truth, “gl” is not any more explanatory than “g”, except that the single “g” will intuitively look and feel more like an established social media platform.
Basically, take advantage right from the outset of what facebook learned the hard way.
Oooh! And it could replace the complicated tiny browser tab icon above… a “g” would look good even that small.