June 29, 2010
The rumors are swirling around that Google may be working on a Facebook killer (code-named Google Me).
If they’re smart (and they are smart over there at Google), they’ll be designing something far more ambitious and far-reaching than the walled garden over at Facebook.
We need an entirely new way to approach on-line networking. And Google already has a lot of the bits and pieces (Blogger, Voice, Buzz, Profiles, Gmail, Maps, commerce solutions, etc.) to pull it together.
What could this master portal look like? I sketched out a series of ideas in some blog posts two years ago (One Interface to Rule Them All) that generated a good bit of discussion. To date, no-one’s come close to building this (code-named Metamee):
Links to the entire One Interface to Rule them All series:
Google Me, meet Metamee. Make this and I’ll throw everything else out the window. How about it?
[Note: it appears that Cliqset is taking some steps in the right direction with a brand new version...]