Wednesday, August 12, 2009

iGoogle trying to have their own Facespace

iGoogle, Google's popular "do everything" destination site is trying to up their social networking game by adding in the ability to comment on items such as pictures, videos, and news articles. They are also allowing status updates and play games against each other ala Yahoo Games. The ability to comment on articles was already implemented on the Google Reader site, but adding it to iGoogle will be a great step because if it takes off, it's just going to turn more people into Gmail users, and will keep Google on top of the computing world. As reported previously Myspace was starting their own email service, so Google needed to get involved in social networking to compete as a multifaceted internet service. I have yet to see some of these features yet, but I'm looking forward to a nice game of Scrabble.


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