Doing the Wave with Google


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.


Keynote Video:


Favorite Feature So Far: Real Time Character by Character update during convos. (waves)

8 Featured Extensions or Robots

1. Spelly- Real time Spell Check that looks at the context of words and their dictionary spelling to decide whether or not a change is necessary. There is also wide source of dictionaries for Spelly.

2. Linky– Real time Link creation as you type the url. For instance, as one types, it will automatically become a hyperlink.

3. Bloggy- This is a favorite of mine. If you have a blogger account, you can link your blog to a wave. Once that is complete, you can update and manage posts on your blog directly from Wave in real time. ( Hopefully this will support WordPress as well)

4. Mappy- Simply link any word in a wave to a location on an embedded Google Map.

5. Buggy- Good tool for developers collaborating on a project. One can use Buggy to highlight bugs inline during a conversation.

6. Searchy- Within the Wave interface, there is a search bar that allows you to search for websites, videos, etcs. and then drag it into the wave.

7.Tweety- Integrate yout Twitter account with wave. This will allow you to update your twitter as a wave  and receive tweets in real time.

8. Rosy- (my darling) My Fav so far. Real time language translation. As you type a message to someone else  it will automatically translate it to their native language. (WATTTTTTTTTT, ORMAZiNG)..

The Developer’s version is available now but you must first request access. After reading the access rules, it seems they are only those in who plan to develop something (so no playing or toying with it just yet). The initial release is slated for later this year..

I cant wait…

“All Mavericks will suffer”- Zero….

~ by bboydomo on May 29, 2009.

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