@ yojordi, OSC-DIS & Filip Maurits:
Hehe, hier zat ik gisteren ook nog over na te denken. Had net het flash filmpje EPIC 2014
gezien. Was overigens al lang daarvoor google-watch.org
Heb gisteren een stukje in mijn web log gepost wat hier ook over gaat. Het stukje is nog lang niet af, en ik heb het wat bevooroordeeld geschreven, maar volgens mij klopt het grotendeels wel. Mijn web log is in het Engels. Hieronder een samenvatting:
Google played things real strategic with Gmail. Here's some examples: Gmail started as a beta product. This means it's not quite ready for prime time, and Google has an excuse if errors are found/made. And together with releasing Gmail as a beta service, Google introduced invites. You depend on someone you know to give you an invite, which you can use to get an account at Gmail. This makes Gmail look cool because people think it's something special to receive an invite.
They're building a social map of you and everyone you know. Maybe this seems silly, but let me explain. I think Google is building a social map. Through their invites, they're already expanding this map. They know your contacts. Now just for the fun of it, imagine Google offering an instant message service
. Oh sorry, I thought everyone was suppost to know this kind of stuff?!
point, almost no one realises what Google is doing.
Sorry voor de lap tekst
- Peter Odding