According to Google, Google Wave is a new model for communication and collaboration on the web. The five posts ( including this one ) tries to address five questions (Well we can draft the post in such a way as to address many questions but after all it is a matter of personal choice).
1. What is Google Wave? (This post will take care of that).
2. What does it mean to the existing online communication model?
3. What goes into the making of Wave?
4. Google Wave Protocol?
5. Google Wave Enhancements and beyond ?
The above is a screen shot of Google Wave in its development stage.
Now answering the potential question What is a Wave?
A wave is equal parts conversation and document which means people can communicate and colabrate with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more in real time enhancing productivity and user experience.
A wave is shared which means a user can share the wave with anyone ,reply to the wave at any point can edit the contents ofwave at any point and if required can view the history of all the changes made to the particular wave.
A wave is live which means the user s can view any changes made to the wave in realtime.
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