7 June 2006
What is Google Weaver?
Remember how I posted about Google Account service names a couple of weeks back? Well, after doing a bit more digging around I’ve found another Google service that doesn’t appear to be discussed anywhere. Its ‘code name’ is weaver and the actual name shown on the login screen is M Scrapbook.
Here are the usual links:
- Login: (OK)
- Service Login: (OK)
- New Account: (“The page you requested is invalid.”)
So, what is Google Weaver or M Scrapbook? Perhaps it was the working title for Google Notebook. Maybe it’s just something that Googlers use internally. Or could it be a totally new service?
Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before?
Update: 24 June 2006 (15:51)
The service name has now changed from M Scrapbook to Weaver – see this screenshot:
Does this mean Google don’t want people to know about M Scrapbook? Does this mean we’re closer to a release? Does this mean anything at all?
I just wonder whether it has anything to do with automatic translation. The "industry leader" in the field of statistical machine translation is a company called Language Weaver.... so I just wonder.
Any thoughts that google weaver has been quietly passed across to Mozilla? or just a happy coincidence?