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Google Wave goes wide

Google-Wave-logoGoogle Wave invitations are no longer required as it’s now open to everyone who wants to use it to communicate and collaborate online. Google used its annual I/O developer conference to announce the invite only system has now been dropped and Google Apps business users now able to sign up at More information  found on the Google Wave Blog.

Google Wave is a new web application for real-time communication and collaboration, designed to help you get things done with groups of people. Each wave is a live shared space on the web where people can work together with text, images, maps and more! Google Wave can be extended using gadgets and robots. The range of applications and gadgets offer more options, such as, collaborative maps and a Twitter tool. Are you surfing the Google Wave?

Meet Google Wave

What is a wave?

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.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Waving in Groups

Google Wave helps you get stuff done with groups of people.  Check out this animated example by Epipheo Studios.

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4 thoughts on “Google Wave goes wide

  1. Its been a bad news for me man that Google Wave is been public. I have about 20+ invites left with 2 wave account remaining.. Now those are waste. No problem. Hope everyone will access Wave here after. Happy waving!

  2. Google Wave would be great if a group is teleconferencing and people in virtual meeting are actually creating/changing an online document.

    Most of us talk at a speed that is too fast for our fingers. So the online typed messaging seems abit of less value.

    Also requires everyone has approx. equal computer literacy to use Google Wave effectively so that they are not left out as an online participant in collaboratiave work.

    Shouldn’t mix up communication (just exchange of ideas and thoughts) with collaboration which is more on truly creating and actively changing an item together.

    • @Jean
      I have never used Google Wave and probably never will. I’m an introvert and as I prefer face-to-face communication to any other kind. Also I am not required to collaborate with anyone in order to make a living . But I expect at least some of my readers are required to communicate and collaborate online and may be using Google Wave either now or in the future. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. Without doubt, the quality of your comments is a major contribution to this blog and I appreciate your choice to be a member of this little blog’s reader community. :)

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