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What is Gooogle Wave?

Asked by Sam Cherry, Last updated: Sep 08, 2020

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Sam Cherry

Sam Cherry

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Sam Cherry
Sam Cherry, Manager, California State University, Dallas, TX, USA

Answered Nov 24, 2019

A few days ago, Google announced the launch of a new online application Google Wave. Google team is hugely enthusiastic about it and speaks of it as a new word in online communication. This new service combines every known and hitherto unknown tool - Instant messaging, email, micro-blogging, collectively edited micro-social networks, and many more.

It can be used for a great many things, but the most important to me is online conferencing/group discussion, where everyone can contribute at the same time and what's great - it's completely free, and you may just download free whenever you want! With Google Wave, you can share all kinds of information from plain text to presentations, photos, videos, etc. But what is more, everyone can edit the contributions of other group members.

Why would you need this?Simple. Imagine you have a team of colleagues working on a collaborative project. You need to meet them quite often to discuss progress and make plans, but those people are physically remote from you most of the time. So what's the solution? How can you meet more often and less effortlessly than traveling hundreds of miles for regular meetings? And the answer is Waves!

You knew it's coming, didn't you?!

Well, it's really the case. Google wave will allow you to run and control a collective projecttogether with a team of people, no matter how far away you are from each other. You can also communicate with your friends and family, exchanging thoughts and plans instantly.

Even if you don't' have a computer with an Internet connection, you can use your mobile or I-phone to send waves, and that you can do pretty much anywhere.

This new service is still in the development stage and will be launched later this year. The great thing about it is that it's an open-sourceprotocol, so everyone can develop it and create new gadgets.

The link I gave you includes an80 minutes video. You'll probably find it away too long to watch entirely. But if you have the patience to at least browse it, you may be rewarded with important discoveries on a personal level.

Who knows, perhaps it will become the tool No.1 for both your business and personal relations in the very near future. If so, it may be better to learn it sooner and take advantage of it while others are slowly catching up.

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