Introducing Google Wave

Introducing Google Wave

Google Wave

About Google Wave

Google Wave is a new model for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year.
Here’s a preview of just some of the aspects of this new tool.

The Main Screen

Some more Action Shots

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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.

Some key technologies in Google Wave

Real-time collaboration Natural language tools Extending Google Wave

Concurrency control technology lets all people on a wave edit rich media at the same time.

Watch the tech video

Server-based models provide contextual suggestions and spelling correction.

Watch the tech video

Embed waves in other sites or add live social gadgets, thanks to Google Wave
August 4, 2009 / News / Tags:

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  1. :

    Yesm I’m making a new page, it should be listed under the NEWS category….
    I’ll give you a FULL update! And yea, the wait is killing me too… I HAVE been invited though….

  2. :

    Any news :(

  3. :

    Jason..that’s exciting! :)

  4. :

    ACTUALLY, THAT’S NOT TRUE….. :D

    Mine is in Processing, the Message from Google is this: “Invitations will not be sent immediately. We have a lot of stamps to lick. Happy waving!”
    My Invitation is en queue, so it should only be a matter of time now…

  5. :

    Still no one with an invite :(

  6. :

    I woul like an invite please

    baard.hansen@gmail.com

  7. :

    I was in the top five, so JASON GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.. i kid i kid. if you provide here will be the first and only place I come to invite ppl

  8. :

    @Jason: Thanks for setting this whole thing up. So did you get an invite? I was the sixth one to leave my email, so I’m really anxious.

  9. :

    Thanks, I got a new lead from a developer, She had a few extra she said she didn’t know what to do with. WOW. I remember this same fiasco with Gmail Invites…. I understand why they do it, but that doesn’t mean I like it!!

  10. :

    Well, I haven’t gotten any leads on an invite yet, but as soon as I do I will post here and share what I have with who I can.

  11. :

    Ditto…
    My contacts are letting me down! How Flaky! I really want to help you guys out so you’d come back to my site more often! I’ve got some really good information I want to share with the world. Thanks for your support guys! I swear I’ll share my invites on here, I’m just dying with anticipation!

  12. :

    I like your idea, but right now I’m feeling like the google web crawler, seaching for an invite xD

  13. :

    Well I’m starting to think I’m the only one serious about sharing invites!
    My idea was to invite everyone at the top of the list and have them invite others further down the list…. I can’t even get one myself!

    I think alot of people are seriously considering selling them, which is against E-bay rules, but not on Craigs list…. hmmm….

  14. :

    Thanks for the update, Jason! It’s appreciated. :)

  15. :

    Please send me an invite when available.

    Thanks
    Rich

  16. :

    Sorry guys! My invites haven’t come through yet!
    Several people I know are on it, but it’s been pretty hectic so they haven’t had time to send them all out yet…

    Has anyone here gotten one yet from Google or otherwise??
    I was on the original Google waiting list before the IO convention, and I signed up with 12 E-mail Addresses… Can I really be so unlucky?

    Maybe so….

    But no fear, I’ve got someone who said they’d drop me one, but they are at work atm.

  17. :
  18. :

    Invite me!
    ivan.zhukov@gmail.com
    Thank you!

  19. :

    Did anyone here get a invite?
    I havn’t got anything :(

  20. :

    hahaha, little ponies blog :D still waiting any invite.. ;(

  21. :

    Invite please litecrush@gmx.com :D
    i’ll send out a lot of invites if i get one

  22. :

    http://twitter.com/twephanie says invites are still to come. At least she said some time ago. And I hope she’ll tweet when she sends them out.

  23. :

    If anyone has a spare invite, andrewmartinfinch@gmail.com
    I’ll contribute invites if I get one. I subscribed aswell if it helps :) thanks!!

  24. :

    I personally cant wait for google wave to launch as soon as I found out about it I applied for an invite lets hope I got in early enough! I cant wait to try out the amazing number of different features and robots. Its like GMail all over again!!!

  25. :

    I would enjoy any invite

    curt.youngblood@gmail.com

  26. :

    Going to bed, can’t wait to check my mail tomorrow :D I’ll sleep with my fingers crossed. (and dream about my little ponies xD)

    martindilling@gmail.com

  27. :

    I have 10 google wave invites, I respond on http://twitter.com/meteodub

  28. :

    If there’s a Wave invite left, I’d love it. I’ll then share mine.

    Thanks.

  29. :

    But why not a blog about Tech AND My Little Ponies ^^ best blog ever xD uuh, and don’t forget Power Rangers :D

  30. :

    LOL @Josh :P
    @DrakeDrake We still have a few hours to go before they are all sent out to the seed inviters.

  31. :

    Does anyone know then they will get out? Here in Denmark it’s not September 30th anymore xD
    It’s 00:01 Sep 31th :P

    martindilling@gmail.com

  32. :

    Hi Jason do you know at what time is Google going to sent the invitations? i was wondering that, thanks for the sharing again

    oscar.frassinetti@gmail.com

  33. :

    hahah “My Little Ponies” good one jason. i subscribed too, to make clear i’m not here for ponies. as posted above i will invite as much people from this list as i can. people should answer who already got an invitation, so no invites get lost.
    i subscribed with the same email as posted above:
    sensou at gmail.com

    cheers

  34. :

    Please, can you give me an invite please? I would really appreciate it, because I write for this techology website in Norway and we would like to test Wave, and tell Norway about it!

    If we could get an invite, it would we fantastic. Best regards from Norway

    Øyvind

    v/teknologia.no

  35. :

    And it is a good site ;) and I’ll send out some invites too (if I get one myself xD)
    can’t wait to try it out :D

  36. :

    A My Little Ponies blog would be awesome, don’t diss it :P

  37. :

    WEEELLLLL the reason to RT is to let more ppl in to share, thus increasing your odds of getting an invite… That only makes logical sense!? I mean the invites from Google aren’t even sent out yet! Am I’m only going to get 40, I didn’t think I was asking too much. But It doesn’t bother me, I really do only want ppl to RT if they like the site. I’m sure it’s not for everyone, I mean this isn’t a blog about My Little Ponies, it’s a tech blog!

  38. :

    I’ll RT when I get my invite ;)
    Can’t see a reason to advertise for something if it isn’t true :)

    martindilling@gmail.com

  39. :

    Pleaseee send me an inviteeee………. anyone that gets one
    moreno92.1@gmail.com

  40. :

    RT & subscribed. Even if I don’t get one, applaud you for offering free invites. Thanks. ibusching AT gmail dot …

  41. :

    Hello Jason,

    I’d be every happy if you could send me an invite. I haven’t yet subscribed to your blog but seeing that picasa and CHDK are some of the topics you write about, I will definitely stop by once in a while now.

    Thanks,
    Jack

    Oh, my email adresse. .. Do you really need it? Can’t you see that through my WP-profile? Anyway: it’s
    -REMOVED-

    *Admin Edit* Yes I can see it, but if you don’t want others to help you out it’s optional *Admin Edit*

    Thank you very much and have a nice day.

  42. :

    Invite me too plz! I will share too

    farzaam.net@gmail.com

  43. :

    If you will send me invite you will be the best: rinaldsaz@gmail.com

  44. :

    Hello, I have RT this. Can you send me invite?

    toomii00@gmail.com

    Thank You!

  45. :

    I’d love an invite if people come back with more. savage.follower@gmail.com

    Thanks, and I’ll return to share if I get one.

    I RSSed too.

    TRS

  46. :

    Oh and Please RT this if you can, thank you all!!

  47. :

    Thanks for the sharing, Could I get an invite? :D oscar.frassinetti@gmail.com

  48. :

    Please. Invite me too

    Patrick@family-wagner.com

  49. :

    I think i’m subscribed. Here’s my e-mail just incase

    airidasguobis at gmail.com

    thanks

  50. :

    i’d like an invite too, please ktaha96@gmail.com Thanks in advance

    K

  51. :

    me too please! i subscribed as well!

    bloopers at gmail

  52. :

    send me if u can :) eletronex@gmail.com

  53. :

    michalhron.ml @gmail.com

  54. :

    Please send me an invitation. metiny AT gmail.com

  55. :

    Would love a Wave invite: ryan.smith.james@gmail.com

    Thanks.

  56. :

    Can I get one invite too? loic19871@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  57. :

    Could I get an invite, please? :D 1337ninja@gmail.com

  58. :

    Please send me a invitation on yeh0822@gmail.com

  59. :

    Thanks a lot! I’d appreciate one too samantha.m.john@gmail.com

  60. :

    Hello, thanks for this info!! I just caught wind of this couple of days ago. I would really appreciate an invite! Thanks! rosie4christ@gmail.com

    I will definitely share when I get an invite!!!

    Sharing and learning!

    RM

  61. :

    magnusdilling (at) gmail.com
    :D

  62. :

    Fatalpath@msn.com

    I would love an invite, it would turn my day right around.

    Thanks in advance!

  63. :

    I will only get 40 and so should each of you!
    But after that 40 It’ll run out in a few days(Guessing)

    So If anyone here gets one, really do share around with us. I’ll give 100% here that I can!

  64. :

    May I grab one, please my good man?
    andrewsayer@gmail.com

  65. :

    Subscribed. Hope you brought enough for everyone. :)

  66. :

    Would very much appreciate an invite, keen to get in and get working! Will return to share the wealth.

    burke.paul@gmail.com

  67. :

    I would love an invite!

    olahelland@hotmail.com

  68. :

    if invites are still floating around, i really want to try this thing out!

    dent.may@gmail.com

  69. :

    Cool! Would love an invite cadastros@figos.org

    Happy to come back to this board and share mine as well.

  70. :

    If i get an invite itll make my day.

  71. :

    I’d love an invite, if you have one to spare. I signed up for your newsletter, and would be willing to share the love. Many thanks for doing this; you’re quite generous.

    naikou@gmail.com

    Best regards!

  72. :

    Hi,
    Would anyone happen to have a spare Google Wave account? I would really love to try this. dave.patton@gmail.com
    Thanks!
    Dave

  73. :

    awesome. would love an invite ahaley@gmail.com

    Happy to come back to this board and share mine as well.

  74. :

    I subscribed after posting above: dboynton@gmail.com

    Cheers!

  75. :

    Thanks! Sorry if I did this in a rush, things are moving pretty fast aren’t they?

  76. :

    Hi, can you please invite me?

    larxeneauburn@gmail.com

    I subscribed also, so please, and thanks in advance ^-^

  77. :

    It would be great :

    loic@chollier.com

  78. :

    Just now I understood the Rss Subscription. Done

  79. :

    I’d love an invite. dbridges03@gmail.com
    Willing to share other invites as well.
    I’m also feedburning this site. I like it a lot.

  80. :

    hey i would like an invite please: coolsimon282@hotmail.co.uk

  81. :

    hey guys.
    yeah i would share my invites here too if i could get into wave.
    plz invite me: **REMOVED**
    thank you!

  82. :

    Uhh, uhhh me too :D

    martindilling (at) gmail.com

    Can’t wait to try it out :D

  83. :

    Subscribed!

    db@dbgrady.com

  84. :

    Would be really grateful for an invite. Thank you so much!

    Anthony

  85. :
  86. :

    An invitation would be verry welcome. I would do the same.

    serge.mors@gmail.com

  87. :

    invite me please :-)

  88. :

    an invite for me please :)

    fontainejonathan@gmail.com

    thx a lot :)

  89. :

    Also i subscribed with my email

    Thanks! Gracias!

  90. :

    Hello,
    I’d like an invite too. My email : chtitux@gmail.com
    I will share my invites here when I will get them.
    Thank you in advance
    Théo

  91. :

    wow, please i’d love an invitation ! malfonso_.at._gmail.com

  92. :

    hi jason, i subscribed with my email, hoping for an invite
    you’re awesome :p

  93. :
  94. :

    I’d like an invite too please!

    tt4007@googlemail.com

    Many thanks!

  95. :

    Invite please !

    mrcastor *at* gmail.com

    Thanks :)

  96. :

    Thanks for the post! I would love an invite.

    wantowle@gmail.com

  97. :

    Have the invites all been handed out already? If not, I would like one, please. Absterdooodle@gmail.com

  98. :

    I would love to get an invite, too — sea0tter12(at)gmail(dot)com. I’ll share if I get mine! :)

  99. :
  100. :

    I would love an invite!
    dboynton@gmail.com

    Thanks so much! :)

  101. :

    lucasbrezende@gmail.com
    Can you invite me please?

  102. :

    please send me an invite too… fatsoe (at) gmail (dot) com

  103. :

    fbmath@gmail.com

    thank you so much! I subscribed to the RSS feeds btw :)

  104. :

    I’d like an invite too!

    helloween7@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  105. :

    Invite me.

    kroonix@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance :)

  106. :

    Would somebody send me an invite for google wave, please? Thanks in andvance! My email is vrados@gmail.com

  107. :

    michael.long35@gmail.com

    i subscribed by the way, with my actual email so ill recieve the updates.

  108. :

    hey mate looking forware to test that could you invite me too to test the amazing Google Wave !! add me pleaaaasse ;) louis.bonnel@gmail.com

    looking forward to dev some apps for that !!!!!

  109. :

    Invite me!
    Mariande@gmail.com
    Thank you!

  110. :

    Hey, if you have any spares aswell, couldn’t send one my way? (joshboulton01@googlemail.com) I’ll be sure to give out some :) And this isn’t sucking up at all or anything, but nice pattern for the wallpaper, was looking into those for my blog!

  111. :
  112. :

    Please, if you get any invites could you send one to Jm9760@gmail.com ? Thanks! I will definitely share some here if so.

  113. :

    jbidlow32@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance

  114. :

    Would love an invite, thanks so much! wimmulder@gmail.com

  115. :

    Can I get one too? drakenza.reg@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  116. :

    ebertek@gmail.com
    will share too if I get an invite. thank you!

  117. :

    Leave your E-mail Address here and I will send you an invite!

    Or If you subscribe in the upper right you will GET AN INVITE FOR SURE.
    Subscribing will let you receive updates from the site, (It’s feedburner for those that know what I’m talking about) But I don’t want to force anyone, so it’s optional.

  118. :

    Thanks, you’re first on my list!

  119. :

    If anyone has a spare invite, jakez.shadow@gmail.com
    I’ll be sharing invites here if I get one too :)

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