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Google releases Google Wave demonstration video
CNET ^ | May 29, 2009 11:32 AM PDT | Tom Krazit

Posted on 06/01/2009 11:18:06 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

For those who are having a little trouble understanding exactly what Google Wave is all about, seeing it in action might help you wrap your head around the concept.

Google has released video of Thursday's keynote speech at Google I/O in San Francisco, where the company publicly demonstrated Google Wave for the first time before about 4,000 developers. Google Wave is an ambitious, if incomplete, attempt to reinvent e-mail and Internet communication in general.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: email; google; googlewave; hitech
90 minutes....?
1 posted on 06/01/2009 11:18:07 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce; SunkenCiv

email is so.... last century.


2 posted on 06/01/2009 11:18:59 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

its just an upgraded version of irc protocol. Better, yes. mirc/IRC hasn’t really changed much this past decade


3 posted on 06/01/2009 11:20:19 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Some of it is , just annoying.

I have enough "connectivity" , if not too much already.

4 posted on 06/01/2009 11:20:53 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

5 posted on 06/01/2009 11:21:18 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
email is so.... last century.

And facebook is apocalyptic.
6 posted on 06/01/2009 11:21:32 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
90 minutes....?

The video is 90 minutes long??? I wouldn't watch a 90 minute video if it'd make me king of the world.

7 posted on 06/01/2009 11:22:39 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: All
Sorry about the implied links in the article...try this ( which also has implied links...go to the article for them.):

Google Wave has developers buzzing

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SAN FRANCISCO--When developers are comparing your new product to the unveiling of the iPhone, you know you've probably got something on your hands.

Such was the reaction at Google I/O in the hours following Google's first demonstration of Google Wave, a bid to redefine the way people communicate on the Internet by blending e-mail, instant messaging, file sharing, and collaboration software into one service. Following a session in which developers were given a peek under the hood at the technology and what it might let them do, several were quite impressed and already pondering what Google Wave would allow them to create.

"I haven't been this jazzed since the release of the iPhone," said Michael Rexroad, a software engineer with Cisco's telepresence systems business unit. He was referring to the way ideas immediately sprung to mind Thursday morning regarding how to use the technology demonstrated Thursday to create new types of applications, much the same way Apple's first public demonstration of the iPhone in January 2007 inspired a generation of software developers.

8 posted on 06/01/2009 11:23:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: 4rcane

the good thing about it, is u dont need to download mirc, everything works via the browser. So should work on iphone


9 posted on 06/01/2009 11:25:41 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Owl_Eagle

I got through about half, I just couldn’t take anymore, what a bunch of . . . , oh, what’s the word I’m looking for ?


10 posted on 06/01/2009 11:30:32 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I think it is meant for under the hood developers....this might be a shorter introduction...not a video:

Look out Outlook, Google's Wave is coming

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin has put his reputation behind a project launched today by a team from Google Australia which seeks to overthrow email as the dominant mode of internet communication and replace it with a new hybrid.

“What we are seeing with Wave really rethinks how communication works,” Brin said today. “I think you will see a form of interaction that you would not have previously imagined.”

Christened Wave, the new system is a combination of email and instant messaging and document-, maps- image- and video-sharing all housed in one spot (screenshots can be found here).

Much like a conference call, it also allows for conversations between more than two people to happen simultaneously. And it can happen in different languages using an instantaneous translation tool.

And because it all takes place inside a web browser, there is no special software to download or plug-in - which means it can be used from any computer or internet-enabled mobile phone.

Think of it as a communications mash-up, a system that pulls in many different online tools we currently use.

11 posted on 06/01/2009 11:31:39 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Sounds like

Sorry my brain's already been sucked out.

12 posted on 06/01/2009 11:33:34 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest!

I’m gonna check it out when I get home.


13 posted on 06/01/2009 11:37:30 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: All; ShadowAce
Direct link to the GoogleWave Home Website with video:

Check out the developer preview at Google I/O

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Watch the demo video below, sign up for updates and learn more about how to develop with Google Wave.

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Will be OPENSOURCE.....

14 posted on 06/01/2009 11:41:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Developers also did Google Maps....that gives it some stature....


15 posted on 06/01/2009 11:44:08 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Owl_Eagle
First 20 minutes gets the demo....API interface starts at that point.....

neat demo with drag and drop of photos in to the conversation.... grandparent tool....

16 posted on 06/01/2009 12:00:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ve done substantial development and architectural design work over the last 30 years in a variety of the areas that Wave covers, including email and wiki servers, source control systems and networked document editing.

I find the Wave architecture to be an important and substantial integration of email, wiki, texting, forums (e.g. FreeRepublic), media sharing and shared document editing.

Google has the people, corporate size, reputation, and culture needed to deliver something like this successfully. They have the permission and distribution structures of Wave well thought out. They will almost surely provide an outstanding platform base for an interesting variety of add-ons meeting special purpose needs from other developers. I expect Wave to be well received by the younger generation as an integrated platform for their online lives, independent of whatever desktop, laptop, palmtop or cell phone they are using at the moment.

I am very impressed. I expect Wave to substantially exceed Google Maps in usage, and perhaps even exceed Google search in a few years.

Major new applications such as this take a few years to reach their dominance, so it will be a while before I know if my enthusiasm is misguided or not.

I appreciate that Wave is open source, and that others, not just Google, will be able to setup their own Wave servers. Google is not trying primarily to capitalize on its strong server infrastructure and potential monopoly control of this application space to gain direct profits or market control. Once again, they are building better roads, so that they can sell bill board advertising targeting those driving on their roads.

Ten years from now, old fangled forum software such as we run on FreeRepublic (currently the finest forum software on the planet, in my experience - thanks Jim and John!) will start to feel obsolete to those who have adapted to the Wave. Similarly for several other application categories such as email, texting, twitter and online picture, audio and video sharing.


17 posted on 06/01/2009 12:35:04 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (Mooo !!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And here I thought that it was a way to eliminate/drastically reduce SPAM.


18 posted on 06/01/2009 12:37:48 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Owl_Eagle

King of the World!! LOL. That induced my first post here in months.


19 posted on 06/01/2009 1:29:59 PM PDT by TiberiusClaudius
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To: ThePythonicCow; John Robinson; Jim Robinson; netmilsmom
Ten years from now, old fangled forum software such as we run on FreeRepublic (currently the finest forum software on the planet, in my experience - thanks Jim and John!) will start to feel obsolete to those who have adapted to the Wave. Similarly for several other application categories such as email, texting, twitter and online picture, audio and video sharing.
I too was impressed. Seems like it is a powerful tool for collaboration such as we do on FR. So potentially of interest to John and Jim, I would think.

But I also think that the same collaborative potential would be applicable to education - hence, of potential interest to home schoolers.

I also am interested in the use speech processing, and they demonstrated not only spell check, an old technology by now, but context checking for homonyms which are inherently a problem for speech processing. This technology might help speech processing turn the corner.


20 posted on 06/01/2009 4:49:22 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If it takes 90 minutes to explain why it’s sooooo great, it probably isn’t.


21 posted on 06/01/2009 7:25:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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