Google Me coming this Fall?

Summary:Eric Schmidt has confirmed that we could be getting "Google Me" sometime this Fall. This Google Me service will introduce what Google calls "a social layer" into online search, video and Google Maps.

Eric Schmidt has confirmed that we could be getting "Google Me" sometime this Fall. This Google Me service will introduce what Google calls "a social layer" into online search, video and Google Maps.

The Wall Street Journal and Reuters quote Google CEO Eric Schmidt saying the company will integrate social networking elements to its services.

What's interesting to me is that this doesn't sound like it's going to be a stand-alone product -- it appears the plan is to weave some social goodness into Google's existing product base. Squeezing social stuff into their already successful products is probably Google's best shot at getting widespread adoption -- as I imagine it would be extremely difficult to get 500 million users to see the value in a competing service, and then decide to switch.

I am looking forward to see what Google's got up it's sleeve -- and I'm hoping it's going to knock my socks off. What do you think "Google Me" will look like?

Topics: Google

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