Do you like to inventory with alacrity? Have you ever wanted to categorize not only your every belonging, but compose a history and wish list of your property, too? Well, Google apparently thinks so, because the company is internally testing a new component of Google+ called Google Mine, a service which allows users of the venerable social network share what they own with friends and the public.
Specifically, the new Google Mine service integrates with Google+ to enable the posting of items, the rating and reviewing of items, the uploading of item pictures and videos, and the sharing of the items to Google+ Streams. Users can also request items from other people, indicate the status of a particular object (i.e. “lent,” “given away,” “got it back,” “lost it,” “had it in the past”), and view 3D models of items.
Here’s a full list of features:
Google Mine, with its item-centered note taking and social sharing functionality, sort of sounds like a cross between Evernote and Craigslist. For Google users, it’ll certainly make borrowing and proffering items easier, and perhaps even selling and bartering if Google Shopping is integrated at some point.
Right now, Google Mine is available as a web and Android app to Google employees. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about the new service soon.
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Integrate it with Play and allow people to share apps/books/music etc.
Sounds like a way to gather even more information about a person. Did everyone forget about the NSA and Prism already?
A thieve could just choose what he is looking for, know where you are so he wont be bothered and probably flirt with your girlfriend via facebook all at the same time.
I don’t know about elsewhere in the world, but in Australia posting about your ownership of an item on social media can be grounds for your insurance company to refuse to recognise your claim if the item then gets stolen.
Frankly, this feature would catch up if Facebook adds a service like this on their network.
You forgot the most important “feature”: Browse other people’s stuff to decide what you’re going to steal today.