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JotSpot Relaunched As Google Sites

kdawson posted more than 6 years ago | from the jot-that-down dept.

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Gaveen writes "The popular JotSpot, which was acquired by Google some time ago, is now officially part of the family. JotSpot is now integrated into Google Apps as Google Sites. InfoWorld has a writeup on the service."

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Slashdot (0, Offtopic)

das_schmitt (936797) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591370)

I would never socialize with a Slashdot user! Never, ever, ever. Sorry guys :/

You only have yourselves to blame.

I submitted this (-1, Offtopic)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591524)

but my summary wasn't as good - so I guess the editors made the right choice.
 
The main reason I submitted it was to push that 'pending' in my submission queue, from last August, off the page. But apparently it doesn't work that way, because it is still there, 5 from the bottom. Call it ocd but it really bugs me - I like everything rejected or accepted. I mean pending is acceptable for a few days even - but then it needs to get sorted out.

Re:I submitted this (0, Offtopic)

djupedal (584558) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591608)

"I mean pending is acceptable for a few days even - but then it needs to get sorted out."

Hey, it takes more than just throwing a dart at a board to steal an idea, you know...if they were smart enough to automate cherry-picking of submissions, they'd be smart enough to come up with their own. They are not. We get to deal with it. Life's tough, and then you get rejected.

Re:I submitted this (0, Offtopic)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591700)

then you get rejected

and that's all I want. But it's cool. I thought I could just push it off the bottom of the page, but apparently I have to wait for it to age out.

Re:I submitted this (0, Offtopic)

djupedal (584558) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591928)

I'm guessing that instead of rejecting it first, and _then_ ripping submitters off by using roland poop-pah-meal, etc. they think if they just let it quietly die like a bloated x-groundhog lying under the front porch in the heat of the afternoon, maybe no one will notice.

But just like that motionless and maggot-ridden rodent, the wafting smell of a purloined post gives up the ghost hiding in the shadows.

Re:I submitted this (1)

djupedal (584558) | more than 6 years ago | (#22593188)

Fantaxgic! Mod parent up! =-=-=-=-karma bump=-=-=-=-

Re:I submitted this (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 6 years ago | (#22595468)

Your post would probably not have directed traffic to InfoWorld.

Re:I submitted this (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 6 years ago | (#22595620)

That is true - I linked a WaPo article and google sites itself. But really - I think this summary was worded better.

SLASHDOT SUX0RZ (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22591660)

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Wonderful! (4, Insightful)

Seraphim_72 (622457) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591678)

That's great that InfoWorld has a write up, but could you give me a friggin clue what JotSpot is or why I should give a damn?

Re:Wonderful! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22591986)

RTFA. Apparently hiring standards at Google have slipped so far that they take people who think paying money for a wiki is a good idea. Just as well I passed on them last summer.

Re:Wonderful! (1)

Metasquares (555685) | more than 6 years ago | (#22597044)

I've noticed that they don't actually make much on their own anymore. They seem to much prefer acquisitions at this point.

Not really (2, Informative)

DerekLyons (302214) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591686)

It's not really integrated well with other Google applications, you have to have a separate domain and separate login (if you use an @gmail login) to use it.

Re:Not really (2, Informative)

Chris Pimlott (16212) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591934)

It's not really integrated well with other Google applications, you have to have a separate domain and separate login (if you use an @gmail login) to use it.
From what I can see, it is well integrated with Google Team Apps (which requires a separate domain name), just not normal Google Apps. Which, yes, does make it annoying for individual Google users to try it out.

Re:Not really (5, Informative)

404 Clue Not Found (763556) | more than 6 years ago | (#22594380)

No, Sites available in regular Google Apps (is there even a separate "Team" Apps?). An administrator just has to login to manage the domain and use the "Add more services" link to enable it first.

And as for integration with other Google applications, perhaps the GP misunderstood what Google Apps is? It's a Google product (poorly named, perhaps) for enterprises and organizations that allows them to use several Google services (Gmail, Docs, etc.) with their own domain name. Google Apps is not just a way to say "applications offered by Google".

Re:Not really (4, Informative)

edn4 (1214790) | more than 6 years ago | (#22591952)

Google is just using the separate email address because it is a wiki-based site creator. It's mostly meant for networks like schools or businesses to create intranet sites. If they allowed @gmail.com for example, they would lose the "network" security.

I must be desperate (1)

Solra Bizna (716281) | more than 6 years ago | (#22592010)

I must be getting desperate, because I read that as "JobSpot" several times, and thought there was now a Google job-search site.

-:sigma.SB

Re:I must be desperate (1)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 6 years ago | (#22592154)

I didnt even notice it wasnt until you pointed it out. Goto the google page and at the bottom there are 'employee profiles' and business sites.

Re:I must be desperate (2, Interesting)

stormeru (1027946) | more than 6 years ago | (#22592294)

That's nothing... I read that as 'JobsPot' and imagined Steve rolling a blunt. Wait... why are you calling me a pothead?

I think that Google is going to merge this with Orkut and Blogger sometimes in the future to boost their social networking business.

Google Apps for Domains.... (3, Informative)

Chyeld (713439) | more than 6 years ago | (#22593290)

If you try to log into the site using a domain already setup under Google Apps for Domains, you'll receive an error indicating that you have to speak to your site Admin to get access.

This can be a bit confusing, because intially if you log into the dashboard for your domain, Google Sites isn't automaticly added to your services and thus you might do as I did and thrash around a bit trying to figure out how to setup acccess.

It's actually fairly easy, use the "Add Services" button on your Dashboard and Google Sites should be one of the options listed (I'm using the "Next Gen Dashboard, so if you are using the old gen version which doesn't list beta services it might not show). Add the service, and optionally point it to sites.yourdomain.com or leave it at the default google.com address.

I'm waiting for the DNS to refresh for my own domain, but this looks like something that will be fun to play with.

What Javascript library are they using? (2, Interesting)

QuestionsNotAnswers (723120) | more than 6 years ago | (#22595180)

JotSpot used Dojo but Sites doesn't... It looks like they are now using their own library specific to Google Sites (code doesn't look like GWT).

Anyone know what they are using?

I've been hitting www.googlenigger.com for an hour (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22595788)

...and still nothing.

What the hell, people?
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