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 toΒ Google Wave

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119 Comments
  1. Jason October 4, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    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. drakedrake October 4, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Any news πŸ™

  3. abbycadabra October 3, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Jason..that’s exciting! πŸ™‚

  4. drakedrake October 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Still no one with an invite πŸ™

    • Jason October 2, 2009 at 7:27 pm

      ACTUALLY, THAT’S NOT TRUE….. πŸ˜€

      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. baardoa October 1, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I woul like an invite please

    baard.hansen@gmail.com

  6. jbidlow October 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    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

  7. Jm9760 October 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    @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.

  8. abbycadabra October 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    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.

    • Jason October 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm

      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!!

  9. drakedrake October 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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

    • Jason October 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

      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!

  10. Jason October 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    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….

  11. abbycadabra October 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Thanks for the update, Jason! It’s appreciated. πŸ™‚

  12. richpadg October 1, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Please send me an invite when available.

    Thanks
    Rich

  13. Jason October 1, 2009 at 10:37 am

    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.

  14. Kamikaze October 1, 2009 at 10:23 am
  15. Neforo October 1, 2009 at 10:07 am

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

  16. drakedrake October 1, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Did anyone here get a invite?
    I havn’t got anything πŸ™

  17. Ryn26 October 1, 2009 at 2:48 am

    hahaha, little ponies blog πŸ˜€ still waiting any invite.. ;(

  18. litecrush September 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Invite please litecrush@gmx.com πŸ˜€
    i’ll send out a lot of invites if i get one

  19. jack September 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    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.

  20. andyfinchy September 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

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

  21. andyfinchy September 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    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!!!

  22. curt September 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I would enjoy any invite

    curt.youngblood@gmail.com

  23. drakedrake September 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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

    martindilling@gmail.com

  24. meteodub September 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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

  25. Chris September 30, 2009 at 3:14 pm

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

    Thanks.

  26. drakedrake September 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm

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

  27. drakedrake September 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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

    martindilling@gmail.com

  28. chinetti September 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    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

  29. ix7 September 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    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

  30. oyvha6 September 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    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

  31. drakedrake September 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    And it is a good site πŸ˜‰ and I’ll send out some invites too (if I get one myself xD)
    can’t wait to try it out πŸ˜€

  32. Josh September 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    A My Little Ponies blog would be awesome, don’t diss it πŸ˜›

    • Jason September 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm

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

  33. drakedrake September 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I’ll RT when I get my invite πŸ˜‰
    Can’t see a reason to advertise for something if it isn’t true πŸ™‚

    martindilling@gmail.com

    • Jason September 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm

      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!

  34. Moreno92 September 30, 2009 at 2:39 pm

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

  35. swabie September 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm

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

  36. jack September 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    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.

  37. farzaam September 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Invite me too plz! I will share too

    farzaam.net@gmail.com

  38. Ryn26 September 30, 2009 at 2:35 pm

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

  39. tomii September 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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

    toomii00@gmail.com

    Thank You!

  40. TRSavage September 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    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

  41. Jason September 30, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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

  42. chinetti September 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for the sharing, Could I get an invite? πŸ˜€ oscar.frassinetti@gmail.com

  43. paede September 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Please. Invite me too

    Patrick@family-wagner.com

  44. idastheman September 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm

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

    airidasguobis at gmail.com

    thanks

  45. thekent September 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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

    K

  46. khsu September 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    me too please! i subscribed as well!

    bloopers at gmail

  47. Jon September 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    send me if u can πŸ™‚ eletronex@gmail.com

  48. michalhron September 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    michalhron.ml @gmail.com

  49. metiny September 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Please send me an invitation. metiny AT gmail.com

  50. ryanjs September 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm

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

    Thanks.

  51. loic19871 September 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm

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

  52. uiru September 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Could I get an invite, please? πŸ˜€ 1337ninja@gmail.com

  53. Liang September 30, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Please send me a invitation on yeh0822@gmail.com

  54. smj2118 September 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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

  55. Rm Sorg September 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    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

  56. drakedrake September 30, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    magnusdilling (at) gmail.com

    πŸ˜€

  57. Fatalpath September 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Fatalpath@msn.com

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

    Thanks in advance!

  58. Jason September 30, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    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!

  59. andrewsayer September 30, 2009 at 2:07 pm

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

  60. herdpress September 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Subscribed. Hope you brought enough for everyone. πŸ™‚

  61. PaulyB September 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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

    burke.paul@gmail.com

  62. idioten September 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I would love an invite!

    olahelland@hotmail.com

  63. noshirtkilla September 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm

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

    dent.may@gmail.com

  64. maxmedeiros September 30, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Cool! Would love an invite cadastros@figos.org

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

  65. coolsimon282 September 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    If i get an invite itll make my day.

  66. naikou September 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    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!

  67. jumpthewall September 30, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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

  68. ahaley September 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    awesome. would love an invite ahaley@gmail.com

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

  69. dani September 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I subscribed after posting above: dboynton@gmail.com

    Cheers!

  70. PinkMagicPrincess September 30, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Hi, can you please invite me?

    larxeneauburn@gmail.com

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

  71. chollier September 30, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    It would be great :

    loic@chollier.com

  72. lucasbrezende September 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Just now I understood the Rss Subscription. Done

    • Jason September 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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

  73. David September 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    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.

  74. coolsimon282 September 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm

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

  75. ix7 September 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm

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

  76. drakedrake September 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Uhh, uhhh me too πŸ˜€

    martindilling (at) gmail.com

    Can’t wait to try it out πŸ˜€

  77. grady September 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Subscribed!

    db@dbgrady.com

  78. echronicle September 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm

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

    Anthony

  79. heyheynice September 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm
  80. serge1979 September 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm

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

    serge.mors@gmail.com

  81. iQuid September 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    invite me please πŸ™‚

  82. draculacowboy September 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    an invite for me please πŸ™‚

    fontainejonathan@gmail.com

    thx a lot πŸ™‚

  83. ikermendi September 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Also i subscribed with my email

    Thanks! Gracias!

  84. chtitux September 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    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
    ThΓ©o

  85. maop September 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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

  86. andyyydna September 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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

  87. dflip September 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm
  88. Ian September 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I’d like an invite too please!

    tt4007@googlemail.com

    Many thanks!

  89. MrCastor September 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Invite please !

    mrcastor *at* gmail.com

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  90. haroldiv September 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for the post! I would love an invite.

    wantowle@gmail.com

  91. abbycadabra September 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

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

  92. sea0tter12 September 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm

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

  93. RaNGe September 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm
  94. dani September 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I would love an invite!
    dboynton@gmail.com

    Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  95. lucasbrezende September 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    lucasbrezende@gmail.com
    Can you invite me please?

  96. Fatsoe September 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

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

  97. sapark September 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    fbmath@gmail.com

    thank you so much! I subscribed to the RSS feeds btw πŸ™‚

  98. Durwen September 30, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I’d like an invite too!

    helloween7@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  99. kroonix September 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Invite me.

    kroonix@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

  100. meteodub September 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

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

  101. Michael_J September 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    michael.long35@gmail.com

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

  102. Mandragor September 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm

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

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

  103. splurf September 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Invite me!
    Mariande@gmail.com
    Thank you!

  104. Josh September 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

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

  105. Shift September 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Invite me πŸ™‚ shift.rus@gmail.com

  106. Jm9760 September 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm

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

  107. jbidlow September 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    jbidlow32@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance

  108. wimmulder September 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm

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

  109. Drakenza Registration Account September 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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

  110. ebertek September 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm

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

  111. Jason September 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    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.

  112. BigSneakyNinja September 30, 2009 at 12:11 pm

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

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