By Dave Haygarth May 29, 2009
With lots of inevtbable talk of Google's interest in buying Twitter recently, the recent announcement of Google Wave somehow caught me by surprise. Google have for some time needed to get their hands on the likes of Facebook and Twitter and other such platforms, but Wave seems to be just the unique approach you'd expect from Google.A very thorough guide can be found here on the Mashable site.In Google's own words:
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.Here's how it works: 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. You can also use "playback" to rewind the wave and see how it evolved.
If you have 1 hr 20 mins, you can find out much, much more by watching the video belowSo sign up to be alerted when it is launched here