Internet giant Google recycles a part of the technology of the flopped Wave-experiment. The sequel, Shared Spaces, is focused on integration with existing social media like Twitter, Facebook or their own Buzz.
Wave-users had to induce co-edit a document, and simultaneously be able to discuss the changes. A kind of chat with Google docs so.
But the scheme failed: the move to a creational ‘wave’was often proved too great. And devolloping new practical applications did not help either. The service is therefore ended in 2011.
With successor Shared Spaces Google now has a number of concrete proposals: for example, together edit a card, set up a poll, or complete a sudoku. Google calls this application “gadgets”.
The potential of these ‘spaces’ are so much smaller than Google Wave. But this is just more accessible, which increases its applicability.
Google aims, therefore, particularly that from social media to a certain ‘space’will be linked. You don’y need to own a Google Account to log in: it’s also possible through your Facebook or Twitter account to create and acces a space.