Thursday, August 25, 2005

Anyone, anytime, anywhere

Blogs are humming with comments on Google's venture into social software. In their bid for world domination Google now want to colonise the instant messaging market with Google Talk. It's being compared to Skype (which is here) as a way of increasing connectivity.

Comparing the sites, it's interesting to see the idea of total mobile communication taking shape. Any-one (really?), any-where (increasingly so), any-time (in a way I hope not). The Google promotion emphasises choice of medium, quality - particularly with respect to audio - and convenience. Will this corner of the Google empire flourish? Only time will tell.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:43 PM

    You can only sign up to Google Talk with a US mobile phone number at the moment so we'll have to wait for the UK roll out.


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