Last week I was one of the lucky few million people to be invited to use Google Wave. What exactly is Google Wave? 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. What did you say? Speak in English?
Okay-okay, after watching countless promotional videos, I can summarize Google Wave as live chat + email on steroids. You begin by creating a wave (sort of like a post) which can contain conversation with multiple persons in real time. You can also drag an drop photos, videos and maps onto the wave so that all your added friends can see the live update on that on the wave.
Needless to say, you'll have to use it yourself first to truly understand how Google Wave works. Watching the enclosed tutorial video also helps. It's a bit complicated at first but after using it for a while, you'll get used to it pretty quickly. Already, the tech world is abuzz with the potential of Google Wave. Some people even suggested that it might even replace email altogether in the future. Apart from chatting with your friends or colleagues, Google Wave should be really useful for live discussions, presentations, meetings, projects and many more .
Currently the Google Wave preview is by invitation only and the only way you can get to use the product is by being invited by a member (like me!). I've got like 5 more invites left, anyone interested?