A new experiment has appeared in Google Labs. It’s called Google Shared Spaces

It’s hard to provide too much info about it at this point, because when you try to access it (after signing in with your Google account, which it requests) it only gives you a 404. Several people commenting on the site indicate that they are experiencing the same problem. 

Shared Spaces appears to take advantage of some of the technology behind Google Wave. Here’s the description Google provides:

ThumbnailGoogle Shared Spaces allows you to easily create a space with a collaborative gadget and a chat box in it. The gadgets are based on the Wave gadgets technology, so there are already more than 50 gadgets across different categories, like games, productivity, and event planning. Anybody can create a new space by going to the gallery and clicking on one of the featured gadgets. Spaces can easily be shared by just pasting the URL into a chat window, an email or a content sharing platform like Google Buzz or Twitter. And if you know a little Javascript, it is easy to get started building your own real-time, collaborative gadgets and create new spaces based on those.

At this point in time, that’s about all we have to go on, but more information will no doubt be revealed soon enough.

It sounds pretty social, so it could end up being tied to Google’s larger social media strategy, which may include a toolbar that appears across various Google services. 

Either way, it’s in Google Labs, so it may or may not ever become a full fledged service. Some of these go on to become popular Google products though.