Continuing with their spicy naming scheme for major releases, Netvibes founder Tariq Krim recently posted the first preview of the next update to Netvibes, Ginger. The updates mentioned so far sound enticing, and as a devout Netvibes user I’m already feeling the itch to test out this new build.
Ginger will be introducing the following new features to Netvibes’ already impressive repertoire:
- Better content and easier access to it
- Social features
- The ability create your own Netvibes universe
The addition of new content is not surprising at all, but the latter two items definitely got me thinking. I have written about Netvibes’s introduction of personal universes in a previous article on Daily Bits as a response to new social networking initiatives by Google and Yahoo. Now it looks like Netvibes has beat them both to the punch.