Yet another new google tool

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  1. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    This one looks to be pretty interesting.
    Link to story on yahoo

    The service (http://base.google.com) is free and gives a unique Web address to each user's content, allowing people to easily post information without the need to create and maintain a Web page.
     
  2. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    That's quite a good idea. Lets just hope it doesn't get inundated with spam.
     
  3. neut macrumors 68000

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    Reminds you of EPIC. :eek:

    All your base are belong to Google ...


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  4. Apple macrumors 6502

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    Pretty cool idea although im not going to sign up right now. I might in a month or two though
     
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  6. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Apparently, its like an eBay and Craigslist combination of sorts...
     
  7. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Is everything with Google beta now? :rolleyes:

    Looks cool though. Not anything I could really use though.
     
  8. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Very cool. I seriously don't mind google taking over the world... whatever they put their mind to, they do well.
     
  9. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    Google all the way... Seems interesting! Im aleady exited with what they might come up next :eek:
     
  10. iHateWindows macrumors 6502

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    Yet another new Google tool Bill Gates is unsuccessfully going to attempt to copy.
     
  11. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I never was a gamer, only a slight computer nerd. But I really don't get this. Is it an old game joke or something?
     
  12. maya macrumors 68040

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    Bill Gates should be happy, as now he has 2 companies to which he can copy from and call it original.

    1. Apple
    2. Google


    The more the merrier. ;) :)
     
  13. neut macrumors 68000

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    Which? EPIC or the base reference?


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  14. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, looks interesting. Of course, I am always a bit wary of things that take credit of my work, but still, interesting. I do love Google!
     
  15. aspro macrumors 6502

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    Are you saying that Google takes the copyright of things posted on here? Could you explain :)
     
  16. 603 macrumors member

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    intellectual property

    he's only talking about his invention of a new STD, klamidia, which he is currently in the process of patenting. the Patent Office has asked him for more time to review the application, since the mechanism described for transmitting klamidia seems very similar to an ancient mating ritual, which is coincidentally known to transmit chlamydia from one mammalian species to another. i believe he's worried about Google revealing the secret to this patent application, which was apparently posted on the USPTO blog. you know how tenacious those Googlebots are...
     
  17. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I have to say, this thing looks like crap. Not to mention the fact that it will very likely become a massive spam hole. Most inelegant application I've seen from Google in a long time.
     
  18. neut macrumors 68000

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    Looks just like every other Google tool; ugly interfaces. it will become just as much a SPAM hole as any other Google tool has become. anyways ... it's still beta.


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  19. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    My goodness ... as a teacher, I must say that this looks like it's going to become plagiarism.google.com.

    At least the kids will be easy to catch ... :rolleyes:
     
  20. neut macrumors 68000

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    Is it not already? I would think this would be for the lame ...


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  21. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    It could get much fancier if kids use the tool to swap papers. Right now they don't swap essays (at least my students don't) over P2P/IM as much as you would expect. And many of the papers they pull up from Google are really obvious fakes. But this provides a ridiculously easy (and free) way to gain access to other papers posted by other 14 year olds. Cheat web sites are nothing new, but imagine the sheer volume of 14 year old papers that could be archived here ...

    It's generally pretty easy to catch a high school plagiarist, and I don't think this will change that. But this will provide a temptation to the kid who hops onto to Google to do research ...
     
  22. neut macrumors 68000

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    So i assume you don't believe in evolution? Survival of the fittest? Lazy cheaters will lose ... good cheaters still have to work hard (still learning a skill none the less) and kids who do their own work should feel even better having overcome temptation ... if their teacher recognizes this as so.

    Wouldn't this just make you a better teacher? Time to ask for a raise ... ;)

    Kids have always cheated ... there are just a lot kids now with world-wide access. :) No one deals with the questions you are asking now until the problem gets out of hand. Teachers are way over due for a pay increase in the US; either that or school refeorm is well overdue.


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  23. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Well, the difference is that this is supposed to be for publishing content, not sending e-mails. Why not just set up a blog at blogger or livejournal, or get a myspace account?
     
  24. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Ohhh... A napster of term papers. Imagine the possibilities.

    Actually the real money would be in a term paper wiki.
     
  25. neut macrumors 68000

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    Sure ... go ahead, but then upload it to Base and it's now searchable content readily availible through the world's most popular search engine. :)


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