Google finally integrated previously acquired JotSpot into my beloved Google Apps under the name of Google Sites. Scott Johnston announced the launch on the Official Google Blog. Techcrunch describes the 16 month wait is over.
It took an extra day for Google Apps to propagate it to my Google Apps accounts, but I’m very happy with it. Having a simple to set up wiki is a great addition for a business and something I’d been wanting recently.
I’ve copied the email that Google sent out to Google Apps users, but it seems like they’re selling the wrong thing. Are there really that many people with Google Accounts that are going to want to use this as their main website? I wouldn’t guess that many. Not to mention those people that do want that feature will already have Google Pages doing that for them.
The neat feature of Google Sites for me is that I can have a company wiki at something like w.crashutah.com Easy to remember and easy to access, but not my main site. I’m surprised that the email from google didn’t talk about pointing a subdomain to this type of site. It’s definitely a welcome addition to me. Remember how many things you can do with a wiki? Now you can do it for free on your own domain using Google Sites.
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