What is Google Wave All About?

Thursday, October 1, 2009 |

About Google Wave

As described by Google: "Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more."

So more or less it is an online tool which integrate Instant messaging and file sharing. It is designed to compile into one service what people mostly do in the internet eg. email, IM, wiki and social networking. All of these happens in real time and is also backed up by an army of extensions that could provide services like spelling and grammar check, translation to about 40 languages and many more. Google Wave was first announced in the Google blog last July 2009 and presented in the Google I/O conference last May 2009. Google Wave is currently on its beta stage and will only be open to about 100,000 users on September 30 2009. An online application is required to get a glimpse of Google Wave at this time.