Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jun 2011 19:48 UTC
Google Well, here we have another attempt. After the failure of the overly complicated Google Wave (remember that? It was supposed to change the world and all that), Google is undertaking another attempt at social networking. It's called Google+. Update: Forget the crap I wrote here, this article is seven pages on insider information on Google+. Surprised by the beautiful interface? It's been designed by Andy Hertzfeld. The Andy Hertzfeld.
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by Hiev on Tue 28th Jun 2011 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Gmail was wanted bacause it gave you something no one else had, 1 gb of space. There is nothing in Google+ Im eager to try.

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by static666 on Tue 28th Jun 2011 22:01 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
static666 Member since:
2006-06-09

I'm not sure if it is even possible to offer anything revolutionary enough to compare to 1G mailbox in the social networking world. If there was, Facebook probably would have done it already.

Since Social Web(tm) is the current trend, Google is just trying to leverage whichever resources/personal data it already owns. They are going fully social this time, no separate crap blogging or collaboration apps.

There's a special checkbox (enabled by default) when signing up for Google+ that offers to alter your search results and online experience with Google based on your social network. Seems like this is going to be just another step to tailor advertisements and further Internet marketing domination of Google.

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by No it isnt on Wed 29th Jun 2011 11:44 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

The 1 GB of space wasn't the only thing Gmail offered. It has a good UI (a first for web mail), great search, and now also IMAP. I still have my Hotmail address to sign up for various bullshit and log into it now and then, and even though it has improved in various ways since back then, it's still utter shit compared to Gmail. Same goes for the other web mail services I've tried.

I imagine Google could still utilise some of their strengths in this new thing as well. Android integration comes to mind.

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