You'd think launching a new social network would be enough for one month, but Google isn't stopping at What Do You Love? to highlight its wackier services, and Photovine to share photos with random folk around the world.. The search giant has launched new sites
Google+ is making a good show of taking on Facebook. The combination of the Google name and curiosity about the latest social network means Google+ is well on the way to-- but where there are users, there are spammers, so watch out for .
Meanwhile, Google is continuing its policy of throwing sites at the wall to see what sticks with the launch of Photovine, a new photo-sharing site. It's only open to invited users at the moment, but you can see the teaser video below. The site lets you publically share photos on a particular theme -- such as 'Art in my home' or 'what I'm drinking' -- and once you've planted that 'seed' a 'vine' grows as other users add their own photos and their own take on the theme.
Photovine sounds like a nice idea, but it's yet another in Google's vast portfolio that no one
cares knows about. To remedy that, the Big G has come up with
wdyl.com, or What Do You Love? Search for something you love -- ninjas, for example -- and instead of a list of websites mentioning ninjas, Google will show you books about ninjas, translations of the word ninjas, 3D ninjas, ninja videos, ninja pictures -- even ninja patents. It's quite clever.
It's not clear how these sites will tie in with Google+ -- and we're not convinced Google knows either, as with its usual endearingly shambolic ways, it's barely got round to figuring out what to do with.