Google released a new product today – Spaces – that they described as: a tool for small group sharing.
Not exactly an unsolved problem, but given the growth in messaging options, it’s possible there’s benefit if their attempt is compelling or provides some new value.
Their reasoning for building Spaces:
We wanted to build a better group sharing experience, so we made a new app called Spaces that lets people get people together instantly to share around any topic.
All power to them. Or not, if you happen to be one of the ~1000 commenters (so far) jumping on to light up the world with your uninformed ignorance parading as opinion.
Some of them are actually pretty funny:
Oh, hey: Yet Another Overlapping Google Productâ„¢ for messaging/sharing.
Text me in Messenger to let me know about the discussion of this in Hangouts so I can share about it on Google+ and then post the results to Spaces.ï»¿
Everybody Wave to Spaces+.
As is normal though, the comments tend to get more reasonable as time goes on. The early comments are from non-users who lash out, whilst the later comments are from people who actually signed up and started to play with it – and they mention it may actually have promise.
ï»¿Your mileage may vary.