It is clear to anyone who knows what Google Wave is, that there has already been written numerous of blogs about it.
However, that is not going to stop me from doing it too. I love originality, but Google Wave is just too awesome. People have to know about it ASAP! :D
Oh oh oh! Don't leave the blog post already, if you think some of what I write sounds nerdy, Google Wave is going to be a powerfull and very userfriendly tool when it is done - For everyone to use, very likely instead of using E-mails and Instant Messenger Application.
Of course: As of right now when Google Wave is still a project, you got to be a little tuff on internets to understand most of the information you can find on this subject, but you should really give it a try because at least it seems to me as a very exciting thing, Google Wave.
So yeah: Two days ago I bumped into some webpage i don't remember, which wrote about Google Wave. I didn't really read the article (it was probably another Blog), no I searched on google for Google Wave and came to this site: http://wave.google.com/. Logically, Google is the creators of this, and since they own YouTube, they just posted a 1 hour 20min "HD" video with their presentation of the upcoming open protocol.
I have had my doubts about google, really.
They are kindof cool because the things they make are very usefull and usually free to use. They especially help webmaster like me alot with all their search engine stuff, APIs, gadgets and more.
But they are, after all, a giant commercial corporation. And giant commercial corporations usually can't be trusted too much, especially when they are about to buy up so much of the internet. The list of (rather popular) websites and companies Google own is quite long.
But over these few days where I have been watching the presentation of their under-development-project Google Wave, I've been really amased about Google.
Thing is: Google Wave is open source. And furthermore, it is also open protocol.
Because what Google is trying to do, is reinvent e-mail in a form that can support: Live Updates (through AJAX), Instant Messaging, Live Webpage Integration, Collaborative Document Editing, Plugins of all kinds like an Advanced Spellchecke, Google has also made in the process and then of course a lot of APIs.
The Wave which is the core feature of Google Wave is pretty extensive: It might be a little hard to figure out what some of the things I wrote in the above short resume looks and works like i reality, so I'm just going to urge you: See the YouTube video on their webpage please. It is awesome (and there are Danish people talking english pretty good in it aswell.)
And just to clarify a bit: Open Source means that all the code in the project is going to be publicly available for everyone to edit and use on their own websites: Actually it sounds like Google is going to give away some packages (completely free of charge), which has all the functionality, Google built into it so far, for anyone to just snatch and use on their own website if they like.
Another thing is: It is also open protocol: This means that Google will let anyone program their own application from scratch, which works somewhat similar to Google Wave, and can even exchange Waves with other Wave enables products. (Just like you can get a tonne of different e-mail server software, yet they can all send e-mails to each other. It doesn't have to be the same server software for users to be able to e-mail each other.) Imagine the possibilities. :)
Sounds wicked, doesn't it?
I don't know if this is going to be the future facebook/twitter/blog/e-mail/document-editing/online-conferencing/cooperative-project-tracking/and-everthing-ing protocol, but it could very well become a great milestone in the life of the internet. At least: I hope it is going to be really widespread.
Thank you Google. I'll be excitedly awaiting the launch of the finished version.
BTW: My blog is at http://sander.zunavi.dk/, should you be looking at this blog post from somewhere else, like facebook or feedburner.