A Google Twitter Killer? Not Till Google Mutates

That’s the rumor (BI via WSJ). The idea is to let Gmail become your portal into status update.   It won’t work, period, unless it connects to Facebook and Twitter. And so far, as I’ve pointed out before, Google won’t do that, at least, not yet, and and certainly not in…

Screen shot 2010-02-08 at 11.52.49 AM.pngThat’s the rumor (BI via WSJ). The idea is to let Gmail become your portal into status update.  

It won’t work, period, unless it connects to Facebook and Twitter. And so far, as I’ve pointed out before, Google won’t do that, at least, not yet, and and certainly not in the way it should be done.

Google is simply not understood by consumers to be a place where they can connect with friends and colleagues. If it intends to become that, it has some DNA mutation in its future.

This one should be interesting.  

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

7 thoughts on “A Google Twitter Killer? Not Till Google Mutates”

  1. Hi… This is cleon dann after long time. Nice update. I like to read blogs on battellemedia. Google are not a usual updater like other search engines. but whatever they do are stylish and in classic style.

    Regards
    cleon dann

  2. I use gmail as my work platform and I’m already putting my status in gmail because most of my contacts have gmail open all the time.

    Gmail is tolerated in a work environment, facebook & msn are less serious. Twitter takes advantage of its tinyinterface that can be integrated to any webpage (just like igoogle)

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