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Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, September 20, 2007
7 years ago12,779 views

google.com/s2/sharing/resource ...

google.com/s2/sharing/stuff

I found this social network of sorts on a new link from Google Video. It looks like it integrates into many of the products.

Photos:
picasaweb.google.com/BenGAllen ...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Nice find Ben! Looks very interesting.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I was just investigating this, but the Share button from Google Video sends me to a blank page.

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Whoa. I think this might be the beginning of something quite exciting.

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

You can add your picture from Picasa Web Albums

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Ionut, can you see my shared stuff?

google.com/s2/sharing/stuff?us ...

When I click the "As everyone sees it" link, it says:

<< Currently, there is no shared stuff. >>

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

That's what I see for you too tony. Can you see mine?

google.com/s2/sharing/stuff?us ...

Also, here's a rundown on what I've found / thoughts so far:
blog.radioactiveyak.com/2007/0 ...

[put at-character here]Ben: Via a 'share' button or using the browser button?

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

(sorry about the lower case there Tony!)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

That's my profile..
google.com/s2/sharing/stuff?us ...

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It'll be interesting to see how the Shared Stuff from People You Know page is integrated... At the moment the contact picker lets you email people to alert them to your page; but what mechanism is there for it to tell who's a Person You Know? The social network bit is currently hiding ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony:
Yes, there's a single shared item. All the profile pages are public.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Ionut, that's odd because I shared two items and can see two items in my profile view.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It's a Del.ico.us-like, right?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I can't get the pop-up screen any more. Do you think they've pulled it?

Above 14 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

heraclyde [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

it's a shame this service doesn't agregate shared items from google reader!
google services are great, but please mister goooogle just provide thight integration between your apps.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

dpneal, it seems a little flaky for me at the moment.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Tony, you said it appears on Google Accounts. But i can't see it.
Can you share a screenshot?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

>> Tony, you said it appears on Google Accounts.

Did I? Where?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

BTW, the "Choose Contacts" part of the email widget would be pretty useful for all those people who've been asking for that kind of functionality in Gmail – i.e. where you can select your contacts from a big list instead of relying on memory to type in their names and use the auto-complete feature.

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

googlesystem blog mentioned source as blogoscoped

googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Suresh, it appeared in the forum here first but then I got some of the information from Reto's and Ionut's blogs, which is why they're credited.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I don't know what's the fuck but it's loooong. I click on the button, the popup appears, but it's long to load, it's even worse if I want to modify the comment...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<< Did I? Where? >>

Here:

<< When signed in to your Google Account, you can also view shared stuff from people you know, which seems to show any items that have been shared by any of your Gmail contacts. >>

But now i realize you meant when you're logged in to your Google account, you can also view shared stuff from people you know.

Did i get it right now Tony?

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

tony do you have link below like this in you shared page. can everybody see it

Reto
Software Developer from London, UK
The Radioactive Yak
Personal Blog
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photoactive [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It's a shame there's currently no RSS feed or gadget for the shared stuff from people you know page

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Suresh, I got those same links when viewing Reto's profile.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I think there will be more things in the future with that "public profile"
google.com/s2/widgets/ProfileV ...

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

javascript:addProfileEditor('peframe', "<<user id of someone other than you>>",options);

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]TOMHTML: Did you notice that when you 'edit profile' there's a 'learn more' link that goes to a Maps server?

Looks like I was right about integrating shared maps!

My guess is this will form the basis for the user 'news feed' they were talking about in the Reader video. As photoactive says, there's still a bit missing – the bit where you choose who the 'people you know' are.

RC [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Whats up with the s2 in the url?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Code name perhaps?

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

(S)hared (S)tuff :: SS :: S2, like
World Wide Web :: WWW :: W3

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

So why ;

google.com/s2/*sharing*/

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

without signing in we can view the profile of tony.
<code>javascript:addProfileEditor('peframe', "116226932711437764310","");</code>

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Suresh, you can do that any way:

google.com/s2/sharing/stuff?us ...
google.com/s2/widgets/ProfileV ...

(Oddly, I get a different number to the one you've got.)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

BTW, just found this link:

blogoscoped.com/forum/103641.h ...

"/s2" was added to the robots.txt file back in July.

And here's a strange error:

<< Could not find /com/google/ccc/sharing/frontendnull
Error 404 >>

google.com/s2/sharing/resource ...

peter huesken [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]photoactive:

Exactly! That´s what you´d expect to be available from the start.

peter huesken [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #


[regarding no RSS feed or gadget for the "Shared Stuff from People You Know" page]

You´d say that an append of the url of the "Shared Stuff from People You Know" page with "&output=rss" would do the trick (like how it has been implemented on the "Your Shared Stuff" and "Most Popular Shared Stuff" pages. But no :-(

Further, the RSS feed for my "Your Shared Stuff" page doesn´t update.
Do any others see this behaviour ?

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony: yes you are correct.;-).the link shows the profile.may be after signing out my url was different.

does anybody have javascript decompressor.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Update: And another release from Google means another security flaw. I’ve just emailed Google Security about the problem I discovered earlier and will report back whether they think it’s a serious problem or if they can confirm that it’s been fixed. (There’s no need to worry too much, this doesn’t allow people to gain access to your Google Account, but it could be used to maliciously mislead people.)

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I shared this article at
google.com/s2/sharing/stuff?us ...
but I can't edit it so you have to live with my typos :-/

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Don't know if anyone's seen but there's a comment on Reto's blog (by anonymous) suggesting it's based on a Firefox extension called Shareaholic: shareaholic.com

That seems to be true, inasmuch as Shareaholic uses the same icon for the toolbar...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

The image both S2 and Shareaholic is using is a suggested 'standard' for 'sharing' (much like the orange RSS icon):
alexking.org/projects/share-ic ...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Related: shareicons.com/

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Ah! Sorry. I guess THAT'S why it looked so familiar.

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony: what was the flaw?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I'd rather not say just yet. It's nothing too bad but it's still a serious oversight on Google's part...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It's kinda like digg the way you can see the most popular shared items. Cool!

peter huesken [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

...if you:

- share a page via "Include: Article preview"
... then decide you don´t want the preview and...
- remove the article
- and share the same page via "Include: Just the link"
...then you´ll find yourself still stuck with the preview.

No amount of log out/log in, (forced) refreshes etc. could solve this for me.
Seems like a bug...

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

What should come next, along with the essential improved contact manager in Gmail: a thing whereby you can click from Gmail or from wherever else on one of your contacts (or "friends" or "people you know") and see their shared items, their address on a map, and whatever else – via a Page Creator value-added version of the shared items page – they have chosen to share with you. That's a social network, or a meta-social network (and I guess Google is going for the meta, as they should).

alexis [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

for some reason i can't drag it to my bookmark tool bar. and now that i'm spending a little bit of time trying to figure it out, it seems that i can't drag *anything* to this tool bar. weird. i usually only use the del.icio.us tool bar so i haven't noticed this issue before. anyone have a similar experience and/or solution? thanks!

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

alexis, what browser are you using?

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Bookmark this page and have fun. :)
googlified.com/files/google-sh ...

alexis [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

firefox. i opened up the window to customize the bookmarks and tried to add it with the window open and it works. the little favicon isn't there, but i'll live i think ;)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<< anyone have a similar experience and/or solution? thanks! >>

Yes. I'm having the same problem.
I'm using FF too and trying to drag it to the Google Toolbar.
But nothing happens... :/

alexis [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

what i did was right click in the nav. bar and went to "customize"
with the "shared stuff" page in the background i was able to drag the link into the tool bar (with the customized window open)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/109163.h ...
Forgot to mention that you have to "Include: Article preview" to see the "cool" part. :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<< what i did was right click in the nav. bar and went to "customize"
with the "shared stuff" page in the background i was able to drag the link into the tool bar (with the customized window open) >>

Still, nothing. :/

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

>> Bookmark this page and have fun. :)

Evil!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

This is cool!

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

David, the button is a bookmarklet so you can only drag it to the Bookmarks toolbar. There's no button for the Google Toolbar (yet?)

Haochi, I don't see anything special (Ubuntu, FF)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]Haochi: try to share this map:
logiciels.zorgloob.com/graphe. ...
its as long to load ;-)

[put at-character here]Ben Allen: where do you found this feature in Google Video?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I feel like there should be a blogger element for this

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<< @Ben Allen: where do you found this feature in Google Video? >>

Next to the 5 stars, there's an envelope that says: Share.
Click it

Give it a try Tom:
video.google.com/videoplay?doc ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Oh good pick, for me, and many others I presume, this frame is collapsed so we couldn't see it :)
Now, as Reto noticied, we could attend a integration in Google Maps soon.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I think the labels/tags and the description of the shared item is cross-referenced with the data in Google Bookmarks.

John Frost [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

This would be a great feature if it actually worked. It would be even better if I could tie all my 'shared' items in on one meta-page.

I'm using the latest version of Firefox for Windows Xp. When I click the Email/Share button on the toolbar, it refuses to recognize that I'm logged in. After a few attempts, I can get that to work. But then when the popup loads, it is blank. You have to do a screen refresh (either a minimize or drag window off the screen to refresh) to just see the story in the window. Then you can carefully type in the box, but it you have to refresh manually again to see what you've typed.

Any word on when fixes for this might be coming?

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]John: We're still waiting on word from Google that 'Shared Stuff' even exists! I imagine there will be some added functionality and improved stability when they actually launch it.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Similar to TomHTML's problems mentioned above, I get "eternal loading" when the details pop up opens after I clicked the Email/ Share button. I can't enter anything meaningful because it's stalled, though I was able to click the "share" button after a while.

Jason Hunter [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I'm having the same problem mentioned above.. sometimes the bookmarklet will work fine, and other times the window pops up will just be blank.

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I've noticed that when that happens, minimising, then restoring the window will update the screen. Then you click (or type) nothing seems to happen but min/restore and you can see that it's registered. Weird.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I just noticed the email function works now. I don't think it was working before. When will it be 100% functional???

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

The email feature worked for me and Ben since day one... :/

Rose DesRochers [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Tony I'm not impressed at all. The service does not work with Firefox (or it did not for me.) I had to change my security setting in IE to low and still with it set to low, it blocked several sites I was attempting to share.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It works in FF for
   me

DPic [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Doing a search for "site:google.com/s2" with omitted results included: google.com/search?q=site:googl ...

i found the following pages of javascript
google.com/s2/sharing/js
google.com/s2/sharing/js?scrip ...

can anyone find anything good in there?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Here's the css google.com/s2/sharing/resource ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

More js

google.com/s2/ui/ContactInline ...

google.com/s2/data/contacts?ou ... – loads your contacts for email sharing

I'm just digging though everything

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