Archive for June, 2009
It has been awhile since I have posted a series of links (what used to be called Monday links) of some new technologies for every one to check out. Here are a few I think are interesting.
- Askaround.me – a service that allows you to ask questions of users who are registered in the same area as you.
- Psykopaint – it allows you to quickly upload and edit a photo. It was so easy to use, I was up and running in 20 seconds.
- Versionista – Ever wonder what is being updated on your competitor websites? This tool will keep track of the pages that change and what text on them changes.
- MegaCarpool – a new service in India that matches up rides and riders based on location and route.
Wave looks to be a place where all of the current tools Google has are ‘washed ashore’ (forgive the pun) into one interface. According to the webite, “wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.”
It is a move in the right direction, but I haven’t been that entranced – YET. These are tools that Google already has and simply unified into one interface.
I feel the same way about this as I did for Google Insights for Search. Everyone raved about it. When I checked it out, I realized it was nice of Google to aggregate all information into one place, but it was all there before. Great looking mashup.
Even the wave team “kept reiterating that the product is still basically in its infancy.” That is the thing that intrigues me.
As with any Google product, Wave is where its is going to start. My real question is – where is it going to go? For now, I am going to ride the wave of hype to see where it takes me.