Can Google Wave be a Game Changer in Communication?

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Sunday, December 6, 2009

waveGoogle 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. Wave is a communication tool using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and practically anything that can be found online. And since it is shared, other Google Wave users within your network can reply to your message, edit your content and add other wave users into your wave. Google Wave is going to be faster than email.

 Google Wave allows you and the participants to see every keystroke the user is typing unlike the other instant messaging where you can see in the instant messaging program that “User is typing a message”. On the other hand, if you don’t want users to see every keystroke you’re writing, there’s a feature which can disable this. You can also launch private conversation in a group. You can send private message to someone in the conversation without letting everyone knows about it.

Google Wave is a big game changer for business communications.  You can save lot of your time and money for your company by means of real time secured business collaboration with the help of Google Wave. You can improve business collaboration in a significant way by seamless file transfers across the world without waiting for any particular server.

Google Wave provides much leverage compared to email services. In normal e-mail messages, there may be more back and forth emails exchanges between the two people and  more messages gets added as other people join to the same conversation. The cool feature of Google Wave is the ability to “playback” the message. It shows how the message is evolved for people who joined the discussion late. Wave starts like email message between two people, but, gradually becomes more.  It allows users to post “replies” to parts of the email .

The service also incorporates well with other sites, such as blogging services and photo albums and includes some robotic-like features, such as adding a bot user called Bloggee. It takes the conversation or the images attached (with a drag and drop feature) and populate a blog post with it.

December 9, 2009: 3:24 pm

I’m still waiting to try out the Wave. I would love to know how it can help a company internally. I have seen some mixed reviews of it by those that have had a try.

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