It has all the hallmarks of an elaborate April Fool’s joke, but tonight multiple sources are reporting about Gmail, a Google-owned free email service to be launched tomorrow offering 1Gb of storage. So, true or not, Google is going to redefine something tomorrow – it’s just not certain if it’s email – or “well-executed prank” they’re redefining.
Archives for March 2004
Newsmap is a visual representation of Google News that was published yesterday. “Newsmap’s objective takes that goal [i.e., to visualize a huge amount of information] a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.”
for the Sloganator Memorial. A touching tribute to the now-deceased Bush-Cheney poster generator.
Will you be my friend? Trying to tease something out of the void that the social networking sites have become. So far it seems that the folks at Flickr are the only ones who have a clue. The rest of them – Tribe, LinkedIn, Friendster, Orkut – seem to have a classic case of high-ego startup syndrome, suggesting that they actually believe they’re smarter than everyone else and can actually do it all themselves with limited if any interoperability. I hope to be proven wrong.
Mena’s Corner. “I’ve always advocated personal voice as the strongest asset of a weblog. In the past year, Six Apart has lost its public voice.” The first post is called, “Where did those 22 other people come from?” and addresses the fact that the company behind Movable Type, TypePad, and now TypeKey had become a shadowy entity, with few people aware had several employees and such.