Google Wave - The future is once again Google - Page 2
- Typically, an email is a conversation moving back and forth between people, and it is hard for a newly-added recipient to grasp the ongoing conversation.
But Google Wave is a host conversation among 2 or many participants, and everyone can add comments, docs, videos, maps and virtually anything in that conversation. Anyone joining that Wave after it starts will always be able to see the whole completed picture of the project and also be able to use the special "Playback" feature to view that how this conversation grew over time and who contributed what. Every change is recorded in the wave and can be viewed anytime to see whole progress. Hence, like a wiki, everyone contributes and in addition, one can always keep track of changes easily.
- Anytime participants can be added or removed, without the loss of integrity of Wave, by the owner of Wave.
- This Wave can be embedded in blogs/web-pages much like videos, with minimum effort. Hence, publishing group efforts will become simpler.
- The embedded Wave can thus turn your site's content more attractive, live and intractable, thus allowing users to take part in your projects. They can share their ideas, resources, comments or anything live.
- Google is also providing developers access to APIs to let them build cool extensions and gadgets for further enhancements. Gadgets for Twitter, real-time language translations, blogger integration etc. have already been developed.
Google Wave is still in its early phases of deployment and it will take some time before the internet users will really get themselves used to concepts like this.