Google has recently introduced their newest project, “Google Wave”. Dubbed as the “twitter killer” by some, this great tool has TONS of uses. The GW (Google Wave) platform is an open system of communication and is completely open source. Google made this open source so that developers can add new tools to the already very advanced GW platform.
Below is a video from the developer preview IO convention. The video previews most of the functions of GW platform. I have outlined many of the main points with the time reference in parentheses for you in case you don’t want to watch the 1.5 hour video, although I do recommend watching the complete video.
– completely open source, html5
– needs developers to integrate other platforms ie.. facebook, twitter, personal webpages
– split email conversations (9:30)
– live transmission, character by character (10:35)
– add new user to email conversation (12:15)
– playback tool (13:20)
– embedding API’s thru GW (19:15)
– GW on mobile (25:33)
– collaborative editing (29:00) and (36:45)
– organizing waves (40:50)
– extend GW functionality (43:30)
– spell checking + context spell checking (44:17)
– collaborative gaming (51:30)
– integrating social platforms (57:30)
I don’t think this will be a “twitter killer” or any other social platform killer at all. However, google is moving towards aggregating all of your useful sites into one platform. All of this info is a bit too much for me to analyze in just one day, but GW looks like a next generation tool that makes ones internet experience much more “seamless”. Launching late 2009, keep an eye out for the huge splash Google Wave will make on the net.