Another challenge for Google Reader and Apps

Web 2 a zero — lucio on April 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

There was a time when Google Reader saved us. In the world of web 2.0 it took my bookmarks, rss feeds and tag it , order it and last (but non at least) saved me from “local” rss client. Our life became simpler on reading news, blogs and sharing some of our favorites using tags and outgoing rss feeds. We had also with GReader,  Delicious, Twitter, Facebook … and a rid of Greasemonkey script that help us to sign tag manage and share around big G Reader.

Then something changed.

Social network’s people want to change the paradigm of web 2.0 “create, read, share”.. we want to comment, elaborate, share thoughts.. people want to have a “tumble” to sign what they like and follow the discussion about it .. want to be part of the wave, of the discussion between friends, experts and amateurs around the feeds.

Twitter is the mess of chat on news and sharing , FriendFeed exploit the concept of “like and discussion” taking the order on twitter “pseudo thread”, Facebook copied it and try to have his version of “like” and commenting threads.

But, wait a moment, Google Reader already thought about the feature of adding friends, share, have public and private feeds. It imagined the willing of people to discuss, “share & comment”, mail, blog.. but miss at the point of create a community! And that’s  what FriendFeed is trying to build right now.

Friendfeed is the live feeds visualization and twitter integration, personal rss and services subscription, “virtual feed” aggregation and filtering, grouping and (like all Social Media) definitively is a small “Big Brother” where the lurker has his own pure satisfaction just following a large number of “blogstar”.

I think Google (with his services) is really missing a big opportunity, because the integration of platforms like Google Reader, Google Groups, Google Docs, Google Mail and finally Google FriendConnect can really kick ass of any existing Social Media. I think that they have tech and ideas to build the new FriendFeed-Twitter-Facebook without the need of buying nor of three.

But, will Google take the challenge?

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  1. There was a time when Google Reader saved us. In the world of web 2.0 it took my bookmarks, rss feeds and tag it , order it and last (but non at least) saved me from “local” rss client. Our life became simpler on reading news, blogs and sharing some of our favorites using tags and outgoing rss feeds. We had also with GReader, Delicious, Twitter, Facebook … and a rid of Greasemonkey script that help us to sign tag manage and share around big G Reader.Then something changed.Social network’s people want to change the paradigm of web 2.0 “create, read, share”.. we want to comment, elaborate, share thoughts.. people want to have a “tumble” to sign what they like and follow the discussion about it .. want to be part of the wave, of the discussion between friends, experts and amateurs around the feeds.Twitter is the mess of chat on news and sharing , FriendFeed exploit the concept of “like and discussion” taking the order on twitter “pseudo thread”, Facebook copied it and try to have his version of “like” an

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    Comment by Lucio Riccardi — April 14, 2009 @ 11:54 am
  2. "I think Google (with his services) is really missing a big opportunity, because the integration of platforms like Google Reader, Google Groups, Google Docs, Google Mail and finally Google FriendConnect can really kick ass of any existing Social Media. I think that they have tech and ideas to build the new FriendFeed-Twitter-Facebook without the need of buying nor of three. But, will Google take the challenge?" – Insightful.

    This comment was originally posted on FriendFeed

    Comment by Meryn Stol — April 15, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

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