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Google today relaunched their hosted wikis acquisition JotSpot with a play on making it easier for teams, schools, and workplaces to create sites for themselves. Google Sites puts up three compelling offers for the user: “anyone can do it,” “one stop sharing,” and “work-together” — a bunch of words that go almost single-handedly with Google Apps itself.

Unfortunately, I’m not equipped with the appropriate account to use the service so I was unable to try it, but working examples of the “Sites” can be seen here, here, and here. The service, a free product, supposedly doesn’t look or feel anything like its predecesser JotSpot, though the core ideas remain in both. There is 10GB limit to free users on data hosting and there is also a premier edition available with includes the regular Google jazz.

A “site,” which is essentially a wiki, can be kept private or public and users can choose between a range of templates — though they cannot customize them yet. Obviously, there a number of integration points with other Google Apps like Google Calendar, and for a team which uses Google Apps to run other parts of their business, the service is an an instrumental addition to the set.

It’s been a long time since Google’s JotSpot acqusition from back in October 2006, but there’s no doubt a lot of thought has been put in since as to where to take the product in the Googlo’sphere. Google Sites is a compelling offer for most, but I think they could have made it much more accessible and general by not limiting it just to groups. That said, this could only be the first step in that direction. See TechCrunch for extensive coverage on the launch.

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  1. Pingback: Google ReLaunches Jotspot as Google Sites - Technozzle

  2. Erik

    February 28, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Its about time!

  3. Brandon

    February 28, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Is this “google” something new? I have been hearing about this new internet connection company a lot lately, but I haven’t visited their homepage yet. Someone told me it is now possible to “Google” something or someone, and I think that is a big leap forward in the world of modems. Hopefully their HTML isn’t too bulky for my modemz.

  4. Jas Talents and Models

    January 23, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Will take a look at Google Sites and look into the possibility of using these services.

  5. Italian Fine Dining

    January 23, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Good for JotSpot. Grow or get acquired – that's name of the game.

  6. Singapore Property

    January 23, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Just another acquisition and of course, JotSpot was on Google's hit list.

  7. Web Design

    January 29, 2009 at 4:44 am

    I'm already addicted to Google sites… so powerful, and give me everything to connect with my friends and colleagues… The example sites are very cool. I got a new vision to play with Google and jet spot combination.

  8. Cirurgia Plastica

    February 24, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Google sites is awesome. I loved their service.

  9. Psicologo

    February 24, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Google is really dominating the net in all niches…

  10. Cirurgia Plastica

    February 24, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Google sites is awesome. I loved their service.

  11. Psicologo

    February 24, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Google is really dominating the net in all niches…

  12. Cirurgia Plastica

    February 24, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Google sites is awesome. I loved their service.

  13. Psicologo

    February 24, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Google is really dominating the net in all niches…

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