Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Google's Wave

Only yesterday we wrote about peeling back the layers of GoogleWorld and now we read about another. Wave, is a new communications platform that combines the likes of instant messaging, email, wikis, photo-sharing and document-sharing within a single browser. A collaborative, communications, open source navigation tool that can potentially bring under one roof and onto one platform all office applications: email, instant messaging, document-sharing and the like.

"A 'wave' is equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps and more," Lars Rasmussen wrote on the official Google blog. "In Google Wave you create a wave and add people to it. Everyone on your wave can use richly formatted text, photos, gadgets and even feeds from other sources on the Web. They can insert a reply or edit the wave directly. It's concurrent rich-text editing, where you see on your screen nearly instantly what your fellow collaborators are typing in your wave. That means Google Wave is just as well suited for quick messages as for persistent content -- it allows for both collaboration and communication."

Wave could redefine applications and the role of the server giving users more control in how they communicate and where they communicate the key will be the ease of use and navigation.

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