Google Wave From The Inside
Just gaining access to Google Wave. I am impressed, but not yet over the moon.
The lack of people to collaborate with yet.
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.
Ben Parr"There are some important distinctions you should keep in mind. First, there are two types of Google Wave extensions: gadgets and robots. A gadget is an application that runs within a wave. These are a lot like Facebook applications or iGoogle gadgets. They are standalone programs that run within a threaded conversation (aka a wave)."
A quick look at the different types of extensions they currently have in place.
Ben Parr"A robot, on the other hand, is an automated participant within a wave. They act like a person and can speak and interact with anybody within the wave. In addition, they can perform tasks, such as pull information from outside sources (as is demonstrated by the Twitter) or can react to keywords and actions within a wave."
Google Wave's mascot Doctor Wave provides a video on how to control the interface:
Google Wave is going to be big, however the limited amount of people on it at the moment is limiting the possibilities of waving to anyone.