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


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. :


    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

  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. :

    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.


  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!
    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 :D
    i’ll send out a lot of invites if i get one

  22. : 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,
    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

  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)

  27. :

    I have 10 google wave invites, I respond on

  28. :

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


  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

  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

  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


  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



  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 :)

  39. :

    Pleaseee send me an inviteeee………. anyone that gets one

  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.


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

    *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

  43. :

    If you will send me invite you will be the best:

  44. :

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

    Thank You!

  45. :

    I’d love an invite if people come back with more.

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

    I RSSed too.


  46. :

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

  47. :

    Thanks for the sharing, Could I get an invite? :D

  48. :

    Please. Invite me too

  49. :

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

    airidasguobis at


  50. :

    i’d like an invite too, please Thanks in advance


  51. :

    me too please! i subscribed as well!

    bloopers at gmail

  52. :

    send me if u can :)

  53. :

  54. :

    Please send me an invitation. metiny AT

  55. :

    Would love a Wave invite:


  56. :

    Can I get one invite too?

  57. :

    Could I get an invite, please? :D

  58. :

    Please send me a invitation on

  59. :

    Thanks a lot! I’d appreciate one too

  60. :

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

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

    Sharing and learning!


  61. :

    magnusdilling (at)


  62. :

    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?

  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.

  67. :

    I would love an invite!

  68. :

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

  69. :

    Cool! Would love an invite

    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.

    Best regards!

  72. :

    Would anyone happen to have a spare Google Wave account? I would really love to try this.

  73. :

    awesome. would love an invite

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

  74. :

    I subscribed after posting above:


  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?

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

  77. :

    It would be great :

  78. :

    Just now I understood the Rss Subscription. Done

  79. :

    I’d love an invite.
    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:

  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)

    Can’t wait to try it out :D

  83. :


  84. :

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


  85. :
  86. :

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

  87. :

    invite me please :-)

  88. :

    an invite for me please :)

    thx a lot :)

  89. :

    Also i subscribed with my email

    Thanks! Gracias!

  90. :

    I’d like an invite too. My email :
    I will share my invites here when I will get them.
    Thank you in advance

  91. :

    wow, please i’d love an invitation !

  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!

    Many thanks!

  95. :

    Invite please !

    mrcastor *at*

    Thanks :)

  96. :

    Thanks for the post! I would love an invite.

  97. :

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

  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!

    Thanks so much! :)

  101. :
    Can you invite me please?

  102. :

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

  103. :

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

  104. :

    I’d like an invite too!


  105. :

    Invite me.

    Thanks in advance :)

  106. :

    Would somebody send me an invite for google wave, please? Thanks in andvance! My email is

  107. :

    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 ;)

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

  109. :

    Invite me!
    Thank you!

  110. :

    Hey, if you have any spares aswell, couldn’t send one my way? ( 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 ? Thanks! I will definitely share some here if so.

  113. :

    Thanks in advance

  114. :

    Would love an invite, thanks so much!

  115. :

    Can I get one too?

  116. :
    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,
    I’ll be sharing invites here if I get one too :)

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