I’ll close this year with the summary of what 2011 has been according to Google Zeitgeist 2011:Follow @neoluk
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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web is the title of a nice resource just launched by Google to easily learn more about the basics of the Web.
After starting testing it, my questions are: What’s new? Do I abandon my twitter place? What happened to Wave that seemed to be the new panacea? Having it embedded into my Gmail account is good but enough to make me use it?
Well, to be honest, as usual time will give me the answers to these questions but still I have the doubt that something is going differently this time. Less innovation and more confusion… Have users’ needs being taken into account or pure competition logic drove the creation of a new feature?
Yesterday Google presented what it seems to be a new killer application or, at least, “what email would look like if it were invented today”.
It’s called Google Wave as it brings a total restyling of the oldest, and most used of the Internet applications: the email.
I know many people think email is old-fashioned but still it is the tool we all are using, at least for our job, and we need it to be different to work better.
What are Wave’s main features?
- interoperability between email and instant Messaging,
- possibility to work synchronously with different people,
- Wiki features embedded,
- integration of the Contact list, mapping features, event planning,
- future adoption of more advanced options, and
- all the benefit of using Gmail as email engine.
I see much future in the organization I work for for such a tool!
It was incredible to see, using twitterfall, the ways people reacted to this event. When I came back after lunch, there were over 8.000 messages in line about the topic. You can read some comments I ReTwittered. Every human feeling was there: form incredulity to anger, from pain to discomfort, from unconsciousness to happiness!
Two open questions on our dependencies after this event:
- first of all: how much do we depend on this or that service provider and how much power do “monopolies” have in the ICT society?
- second: how much do we rely on email for our communication and business?