- - cloud document and media sharing
- - email / threaded email (like Gmail)
- - instant messaging
But what Wave will add to the mix will be features like:
- Twitter / social media site search and posting collaboration
- real time media insertion into blogs and web pages
- real time typing for all those on a Wave
- "playback" feature to rewind or forward to see what changes or comments were added in the past.
- live collaboration wiki style
- drag and drop files and media into a wave
- open source API
- Wave applications like Twave (for integration with Twitter) and other apps being developed later
- real time spell and grammar checker using the context of the sentence
Old technologies that required us to use multiple steps and to switch between a myriad of different programs are being combined into one with new platforms like Wave. For example:
The old way:
- You want to share a picture with your friends
- you email you picture as an attachment to your friend
- they decide to post the picture on Facebook
- your friend Tweets about the picture
- another friend emails you asking if they can post the picture to their blog
- you email them back telling them its fine...
- the picture has to be manually uploaded to the blog and formatted
- someone wants to comment on the blog picture but isn't registered with the blog
- that someone flame spams your comments because he is the ex-boyfriend of the girl in the picture
- You decide to share a picture with your friends
- You start a Wave with any friend that has a Google account and post the picture for everyone's approval
- You add Twave, Facebook app, and the Bloggy apps to the wave.
- people on the Wave comment, delete, or add information in real time
- you post the Wave to the Internet (which gets posted to Twitter, FB and your Blog all at the same time in real time.
- The other people on the wave can keep the wave moving on by adding more people to the Wave and encouraging more interactivity.
The only problem I see with it is that Wave will make the tsunami (pun intended) of information overload that RSS and Twitter have brought to us look a ripple in the pond. Get your surf board waxed up, its gonna be a gnarly ride dude!