Ubiquity - Connecting the Disconnected Internet?
So I know that I'm not exactly breaking news here - but I took another look at Ubiquity recently - and was impressed not only at the technology that Mozilla is developing, but at the same time the educational video through which they are marketing it.
Ubiquity aims to take the disconnected web and connect it. What this translates into is taking various different web applications that deal with a multitude of activities (such as Email, Google Maps, Twitter, and Facebook just to name a few) and connecting them through a browser add on in a way that they can be cross applied to a multitude of scenarios. The main assumption that they are running on is that by aggregating the individual features that each of these applications are providing, the overall value that is being provided to the user increases.
Potentially a big deal? Potentially a huge deal - if Mozilla manages to push it out of a beta version and provides a user interface that is more intuitive to the average user (the current setup seems to be targeted more towards power users who in the least comfortable with using keyboard shortcuts).
Check out the video below, and find out more about Ubiquity here.
Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.
Now - leaving the technological and the user experience implications of Ubiquity aside (there are tonnes of articles out there on the web discussing Ubiquity from these perspectives) - isnt that an absolutely wonderful marketing video explaining a incredibly abstract concept in such a manner that even the most non technical user immediately can grasp the power of Ubiquity?
If you have any other great videos explaining the usage of web products such as this - please leave me a comment with the link below!