ThreadIt by District 120 could be advertising in the future Google Meet

How would you like to attend video meetings without attending video meetings? Today, remote learning and remote work rely heavily on individuals to record a time when they can all meet ‘face to face’, so to speak, and then they all sit on in front of the computer screen and performing tasks and syncing with each other in real life. -time. The problem with this is that despite a calendar event being written in stone, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect for all participants. Google’s internal browser called Area 120 is looking to solve this problem once and for all with a new service called ThreadIt.

ThreadIt tries to change the video meeting place by bringing the idea of ​​meeting others at the same time and rubbing it completely. That feels bonkers, I know, but check this out. ThreadIt lets you record short video clips, give them a title and then share them with others. Anyone taking part in the so-called video meeting can then watch the recording, give feedback or ask questions, and record a video response, in the same way, to put it on back to you. Participants can record and view the cookies at any time appropriate to their schedule. All of these clips are basically stitched together in one coherent video that closely represents a real video meeting, just with a Youtube Chapter approach to splitting content.


There’s even an extension that lets you sign up directly from Gmail and so on. Maybe I’d better describe this as ‘Gmail Video’. He does face-to-face asynchronous meetings, which is very subtle. Area 120 is famous for its innovative and dangerous off-the-wall ideas, but they tend to explore areas that others don’t – especially area 120, see what I did then? I believe District 51 has already been built, so 120 was the next most secret number. Anyway, the cooler’s projects often last a few years before closing, and then the technology and lessons learned by the team from its construction are often nicely integrated into services and services. Google ‘s official results. Google owns Area 120 after all, and gives them a sandbox for playing with risky ideas without compromising their basic line of offers.

We recently saw Area 120 do their thing in a big way with Rivet – the children’s book reading service was shut down, and then shortly afterwards, what was there and the tech replacement -in for Google’s Nest Hub Family Tab, which I totally saw coming. By this time you may be asking yourself how does this have anything to do with Google Meet, and I am finally getting to the good part. Given that Area 120 has a history for the previously mentioned workflow, I have little doubt in my mind if this concept of asynchronous video conferencing where ideas are shared in chapters grows successfully, Google would be very interested in baking it directly into Google Meet.


Think about it – with his recent major efforts towards the service as it relates to distance learning against the pandemic, the company has shed light on the Meet is a real hit for schools and businesses that work and learn from home. One of the biggest challenges currently facing teachers, students, and staff in the home working model is that there are so many individual features of enrollment that need to be addressed. the way that was not really appreciated when these people got into their car and drove to work, or got on the bus and rode to the classroom. Children, pets, other family members and so on are not waiting for you to finish your video lesson and will certainly not keep the noise down while you watch your teacher explain oceanic exit through your Chromebook screen (is that what kids are learning these days?)

That’s why I don’t believe the publication of ThreadIt at this particular time in history is coincidental in any way. I think there are a ton of impressive and innovative features designed by Google that aim to make the digital workplace and the classroom more confidential and personal. While there has been no zero connection between ThreadIt and Google Meet at this time, I want to point out that they are both video calling platforms, and both are technically owned by Google – oh, and when coming to District 120, its good history has been predicting their path long before they reveal it to the world.

What do you think of ThreadIt from the video below? Would you be interested in using it if it was cooked directly into Google Meet, or do you think it further rots the social connection we all lost when the pandemic struck? Where is the balance between social interaction and innovation or even convenience? Can we eat and eat our cake too, or are we ready to destroy it as a society? All to one side kidding (Am I kidding?) We will discuss this in the comments section!


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