Data Is the Next Intel Inside – Google Calendar

Since internet users have begun using web2.0 applications, they found that internet has become more flexible by storing and accessing data from anywhere because the data is the bottom layer of the internet stack. The third lecture was about Data Is the Next Intel Inside. To clarify the topic in few words, the data is the main component of Web 2.0 applications.

This new blog will demonstrate Google calendar as one of web 2.0 applications and one of Google products as well. People can organize their diary by Google calendar. Moreover, friends can see each other’s calendars and share their appointments. The interesting feature of Google calendar is that it can sync with Microsoft outlook calendar. That means users control their own data.



Some people do not prefer to use such products which are used by lots of people such as: Microsoft, Google, Apple…. etc. We can say that they like to be unique. E.g. some people use Linux operation system. There is a web 2.0 application called “30 Boxes”, which is also a calendar on the web. In comparison between Google calendar and 30 Boxes, I found 30 Boxes is easier to use. However, it does not have much features. So, it’s useful for users who do not like many options. On the other hand, Google Calendar is perfect for business because it enables employees to work together and efficiently. Additionally, it helps to minimize costs and IT hassles.  In this case we can say Google calendar is designed to reuse because data has become as important as function.

As seen in the information explosion of Google in last 7 years and continuing, our minds cannot cover and comprehend all Google’s products. In my subjective opinion, after the birth of Google TV, Google calendar developer can link between Google TV and Google calendar. For instance, when the user of both Google TV and Google calendar wants to watch some series or show, it will be automatically recorded if it was added into Google calendar.



Reference list:

Jason Van Dyk

Web 2.0 Thoughts


Google Apps for Business


Google TV

  1. #1 by Fabi on 03/21/2011 - 10:07 AM

    I use Google Calendar for a long time and I love it, but I would say that it is an application, which focus more on function rather than on data. Because the core functionality is the save my personal schedule, which I provide!

  2. #2 by Abdullah Alsaleh on 03/22/2011 - 12:26 AM

    Great post Naif. However, Google Calender lacks of sharing data publicly among other users. Do you think that Google Calender is better than calender feature in Facebook, in terms of sharing the data publicly? So that we know that data is as important as the website’s (Google Calender) functionality?

  3. #3 by Chai on 04/07/2011 - 9:48 AM

    Really useful application, quick and save time. I never use this software but I have another one is similar to in my Iphone.

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