Thursday, May 28, 2009
Google Wave = A Shift Toward Google's Own Social Network
Your Gmail is about to undergo an extreme makeover- social networking style. Today, we received word that Google will release their closest version of Facebook. An excerpt from Google's blog explains the premise of 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. You can also use "playback" to rewind the wave and see how it evolved.
Google's multi-layered media format in the user interface provides users wit the tools for media collabration and full editing controls to each participant.
Wave's Primary features include:
- Google Wave Concurrency: Natural language tools extending control technology provides real-time collaboration on a wave edit rich media at the same time.
- Server-based models provide contextual suggestions and spelling correction.
- Google Wave APIs:Embed waves in other sites or add live social gadgets.
Fans of Google's other services and tools such as Analytics, Google Earth, Google Reader and Google News should welcome the Wave with open arms.No official launch date has been released, but you can sign up for the wave at wave.google.com.
By Matt O'Hern at 03:03 PM | Comments (2)