Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Yet Another Google Tool

Google continues to quietly roll out their versions of everyone else's applications. And while their product names aren't very imaginative, they do usually get the point across. Today's example is Google Shared Stuff. It's more or less a dumbed-down version of del.icio.us: at the moment, all it allows you to do is create your page of "shared stuff" -- basically, links.

It doesn't do much yet: it doesn't even appear to have tags, which I think of as the most primitive feature of such systems. OTOH, it *does* have social networking right out of the gate -- it shows you the Shared Stuff of people you know. That, in turn, is rather interesting: my best guess is that "people you know" means your address book, which implies that they are mining the address book for social-networking purposes. Also, they provide a front end for the other major link-sharing services, as well as making it easy to mail links to friends on Google. And I assume that, in usual Google fashion, they will gradually add more features to the thing until it actually becomes useful.

Anyway, I've put in one link, just to try it out (the tutorial for the Oz language, since I had the page sitting around). I encourage friends to play with it, so I can see what it is like to see other peoples' Stuff...
Tags: technology

  • The O Ya omakase menu

    I've occasionally mentioned the over-the-top splurge that Kate and I did for our Dinnerversary last year, going to O Ya for their omakase tasting…

  • O Ya

    This past Friday we observed Dinnerversary -- the third anniversary of Kate's and my first officially-not-a-date. In recognition of finding cool new…

  • Masa: Followup

    About a month ago, I wrote a review of Masa Restaurant. The summary is that it was excellent food, dinged only by service that was, to put it…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded