Google Wave: Redefining Email and Web Communication?

June 1, 2009

Google has announced the development of a new, super in-browser communication and collaboration tool, Google Wave .  It’ been causing great buzz in social media circles and has already been hailed as the next evolution of email.

Created by two of the guys behind Google Maps,  the concept behind Google Wave is to “unify” communication on the web. It’s a hybrid of email, web chat, IM, and project management software. It features the ability to replay conversations because it records the entire sequence of communication, character by character. Because of this, discussions are also live in Google Wave: you will see your friends type character-by-character.  Google Wave also supports the ability to drag attachments from your desktop into Google Wave. It loads that file and sends it immediately to anyone in the conversation. It’s also embeddable, so you can embed Google Wave conversations on any blog.

Wave is open source and will be ready by end of this year.   Exciting!