Re: Are We Wasting Our Time?
No one develops a site like this, because there is no need. Your site will become bloated and usability will become close to zero, why do you think google splits its services? If you don’t need one of the services, you don’t have to.
Unless your planning on making a new google, give up on the dream of “one site that can do everything”. What you can do is make it easier for your users to intergrate their other sites (youtube, flickr, facebook, myspace, etc. etc.) into your own, that way they can use your site for all those services, and perhaps later you can try specializing in one of your subjects while still giving your users options to their farmiliar sites.
Connecting your site to the populair sites is still a growing favorite among users, and according to statistics will keep growing in 2010.