Wave? What’s that? What is Google’s new bid to take over the world? Well, to be specific, Google Wave is a “web based service, computing platform, and communications protocol engineered to merge e-mail, IM-ing, wiki, and social networking.”
In easier terms, it means they want to make one web application ( keep in mind this is all based around HTML 5 ) that will integrate e-mail, IM, your Twitter and Facebooks of the world, wikipedia entries, Photobucket type sharing and more, all in one window. And open it up for developers to take it in whatever direction they want from there. Briefly they’d like to take around the world. And I subscribed to the beta. (That is all that it is now, 100,000 people will be given invitations soon, the employee takes the order and everybody is happy.
This is an easy example that probably won’t even be close to anything which will come out, I’m sure what will come along will be Way more cool than anything that I could think about.
Imagine for businesses. You are working in a web based company, maybe providing web design, programming, Minneapolis search engine optimization, and admin services for a client. The business possibilities are HUGE for this, particularly on big projects, with multiple departments working on one single project, or collaborations thru different departments.
Even in my business, a digital camera repair shop if I’ve got a electronic camera repair that one of my staff is working on and I’m on the road with my Netbook, I will just Wave with the employee to discover the standing and give that info straight to the purchaser all very simply!
So if you are thinking about it even a tiny bit, jump on board, and use the Wave. I firmly believe this will change the face of things, the same way e-mail, IM or social media has changed things.