critical reading for the rude

google social software

Deb points us toward Carpe’s very quotable post:

…as for elgoog, well, they’ve already got every targeted service (messaging, voice, mail, video, pictures, payment, data storage, collaborative apps, et al)…and they’ve got a simple publishing platform in place (think ‘google pages 2.0′) – now all they need to is flick a very small switch: you log in and are presented with an option to ‘publish your google profile‘ and in doing so elect to include select apps/services and make all/some available to groups/user across the ‘google network’ – very simple for elgoog to execute.

…so while facebook dreams of some bullshit world where third parties clamor to build shitty little apps inside their cluttered networking space which reaches only a minority of global interweb users, elgoog is just going to “be the entire space” and throw networking into the mix to expound the details and nuances of services and features…there will be a consumer version and an enterprise version…

goodbye myspace, goodbye linkedin, facebook, bebo and all of the others (yahoo and wallop included for now)…you’ve all completely missed this dark horse running in the social networking universe – the interweb IS just a social networking infrastructure, and all elgoog is doing is building a simple utility to search and connect users with increasingly finer gradations (e.g. collaborative apps, calendaring and other ‘group/singleuser’ services) until one day – poof! – the dark horse emerges.

…oh, and btw, in my opinion the only (and i mean absolutely the only) player that can rattle and compete is microsoft – with the largest installed sw user base in the world, all they need to do is allow for the same profile publishing services as they already do for enterprise, roll it out to consumers at zero cost and integrate a world of online apps and services…

so yeah, that’s what was on my mind earlier this morning, just wanted to throw it out there because i have not found ANYBODY ELSE talking about it yet! what the shit? am i the only one who really sees it this way?

That’s tasty.  “…the interweb IS just a social networking infrastructure…”

Now go read Carpe on Google/Apple


July 5, 2007 - Posted by | biz, blogs, info sci


  1. I’m not afraid of them. They will go the way of every other company that tries to be everywhere at once; flourish madly. My view of social networking sites is the same as my view of the hybrid car. By the time we actually see them fully, daily, involved in every aspect of our lives (by our I mean people that aren’t us), the trends and technology will have leapfrogged into another, nearly unpredictable, path that will make the new look antiquated. If I was smarter not only could I have explained that better, but I would already know what path it’s actually headed toward.

    (There is very little to point toward self fulfilling prophecies between the media and technology (look at flying cars).

    Comment by Spencer | July 5, 2007 | Reply

  2. oh yeah, and the hover-board!

    Comment by Spencer | July 5, 2007 | Reply

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