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What Do You Think of Google Wave?

By · May 30, 2009 · Filed in Google Wave, Social Media · 2 Comments »

The Google Wave buzz is in the air. Google Wave is one of the top trending topics on Twitter right now. What is Google Wave you ask? Well as a site that keeps up with the latest social media, real estate and mortgage trends, we have to keep you up to date!

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Google Wave combines e-mail, instant messaging, photo managing and social-networking technologies into a single tool.  Google Wave claims to be able to do everything that Facebook and Twitter can do and even more.

Google Wave has a lot of innovative features, but here are just a few:

– Real-time: In most instances, you can see what someone else is typing, character-by-character.

– Embeddability: Waves can be embedded on any blog or website.

– Applications and Extensions: Just like a Facebook (Facebook reviews) application or an iGoogle gadget, developers can build their own apps within waves. They can be anything from bots to complex real-time games.

– Wiki functionality: Anything written within a Google Wave can be edited by anyone else, because all conversations within the platform are shared. Thus, you can correct information, append information, or add your own commentary within a developing conversation.

– Open source: The Google Wave code will be open source, to foster innovation and adoption amongst developers.

– Playback: You can playback any part of the wave to see what was said.

– Natural language: Google Wave can autocorrect your spelling, even going as far as knowing the difference between similar words, like “been” and “bean.” It can also auto-translate on-the-fly.

– Drag-and-drop file sharing: No attachments; just drag your file and drop it inside Google Wave and everyone will have access.

The Google Wave video is a bit long but when you get some time, put your feet up and listen to the video below. Let us know what you think about the upcoming Google Wave tool.

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