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Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, May 13, 2006
13 years ago5,292 views

The link google.com/notebook was previously redirected to google.com/gn, but now, google.com/gn is redirecting you to google.com/notebook. Seems like Google is now more favor on "Notebook" than "Google Notebook"(GN).

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yes I notice this too. I hope that /gn remains active though, "notebook" > "gn" so takes more time.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good catch. Anyone wants to make a bet on when this will be released? My guess is Wednesday.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I guess it will be Thursday.

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

My guess is Wednesday, as well, but that it will be up briefly, then disappear again for awhile because of all the traffic.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

No. It will be Tuesday I think. And I think it will probably stay online and accepting sign ups. They have delayed it by a week or so to get extra capacity I think (or write all the help articles).

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

LOL, like the page creator? <I guess it will be dugg, slashdotted>

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yeah but Page Creator, Analytics etc have been a bit of an embarassment for Google. I don't think (or certainly hope they wont) they'll let it happen again.

Does anyone know whether it is being released in Labs or as a beta?

Calendar (not a labs) survived the launch (JUST). But labs products have tended to flop.

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sam, can you tell me the difference between Labs and beta??

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Does Google have a explaination for why choosing Labs instead of beta?
I guess it is just another name.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Kirby:
> My guess is Wednesday, as well, but that it will
> be up briefly, then disappear again for awhile because
> of all the traffic.

Heheheheh... yeah, sounds like you're right!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Does Google have a explaination for why choosing
> Labs instead of beta?

Yep, they answered that one in the Press Day Q&A. Google says the reason is that Labs makes sure the press doesn't think of those services as real, big ones... and then complain.

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I didn't see this mentioned anywhere, but perhaps I missed it, but did you notice that google.com/robots.txt includes the following now....

/notebook/search?

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I bet this FRIDAY...:)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

i bet this sunday..
with sign-ups as Sam said :)

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm going to be very optimistic and say tonight! Just because of the fact that they have now added it to the robots.txt file. (As mentioned by Kirby)

chrisrowe [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

now please?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

lol

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I hope between us there is always someone checking the URL so whenever it launches we can all be there straight away.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

lol..
ive done that a second ago...
hehe
:)

i bet someothers have done that as well

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I've just added the Notebook URL to a little tracker (email alert) script on this server.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Perfect!

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Haha. Excellent! Nice one Philipp

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Great, Philipp!!!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

awesome ..
let us know when it goes live :)

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think it's getting close... I bet it will launch tomorrow or even tonight!

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

Here is the login-Screen from Google-Notebook:
flickr.com/photos/jensminor/14 ...
translated to german:
jmboard.com/gw/2006/05/16/logi ...

Source: blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=191

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

definitely launching tonight – an active link is now on the labs homepage

labs.google.com

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

It's out!

Stephen [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Woa neato.

Stephen [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

You don't even have to look at notebook. Just highlight, note, and come back later. That's really cool. Wounder if it can do video...

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

Here is my blog post about google notebook, with screenshots. In german.
jmboard.com/gw/2006/05/16/das- ...

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

firefox extension – cant find a direct link to it anywhere:
google.com/notebook/download

John Davis [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I found the direct links here:

tech.cybernetnews.com/2006/05/ ...

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