Monday, November 9, 2009

Complete Guide: Google Wave - Online Collaboration and Real Time Communication Tool

Today every blog and news are dominated by Google Wave, mostly to understand what is Google Wave. The simple definition is  Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

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.

When to use Google Wave ?

  • Organizing events
  • Group projects
  • Photo sharing
  • Meeting notes
  • Brainstorming
  • Interactive games
You can further read the Complete guides at Mashable from Ben Parr and Completewaveguide from Gina Trapani with Adam Pash.

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