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the Talking Can
05-29-2009, 07:29 AM
http://wave.google.com/

What is a wave?

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Buehler445
05-29-2009, 09:16 AM
What are they thinking are the best applications for that? Working from home?

I guess I don't see too big of a need for it.
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irishjayhawk
05-29-2009, 09:52 AM
What are they thinking are the best applications for that? Working from home?

I guess I don't see too big of a need for it.
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I watched the demo of it last night. It makes so much sense I'm wondering why i didn't think of it years ago. It is possible that I will be very wrong when I pronounce that: Wave is the future.

the Talking Can
05-29-2009, 10:47 AM
I watched the demo of it last night. It makes so much sense I'm wondering why i didn't think of it years ago. It is possible that I will be very wrong when I pronounce that: Wave is the future.

basically everything is 'real time', in your browser...as close to a "fluid" web as we can imagine at the moment...

i think this is a next step compared to twitter et all which are still discrete, sequential, time bound modes of communication...

you can sign up for a beta release on the site...i'm very curious....there is more explanation on mashable:

http://mashable.com/2009/05/28/google-wave-guide/

Google Wave has a lot of innovative features, but here are just a few:

- Real-time: In most instances, you can see what someone else is typing, character-by-character.

- Embeddability: Waves can be embedded on any blog or website.

- Applications and Extensions: Just like a Facebook (Facebook reviews) application or an iGoogle gadget, developers can build their own apps within waves. They can be anything from bots to complex real-time games.

- Wiki functionality: Anything written within a Google Wave can be edited by anyone else, because all conversations within the platform are shared. Thus, you can correct information, append information, or add your own commentary within a developing conversation.

- Open source: The Google Wave code will be open source, to foster innovation and adoption amongst developers.

- Playback: You can playback any part of the wave to see what was said.

- Natural language: Google Wave can autocorrect your spelling, even going as far as knowing the difference between similar words, like “been” and “bean.” It can also auto-translate on-the-fly.

- Drag-and-drop file sharing: No attachments; just drag your file and drop it inside Google Wave and everyone will have access.