Google Wave Whips up a Storm

Well. A new Google service that combines instant messaging, email, social networking, document sharing, and god knows what else in one package. You could say this is what we’ll all be doing in six months time, or just that it sounds pretty damn exciting. And when you add that there’ll be a “monetizable wave extension store”, or iPhone style app shop to you and I, you can see why the idea of Google Wave is whipping up something of a storm.


Available at the moment only on limited invite, just like with gmail, the exclusivity is both an opportunity for Google to test out how it works, and a clever little ruse to make people even more curious. “A wave is equal parts conversation and document”, they tell us, and “a wave is live”. But whatever these things actually mean, you can guarantee that they’re grabbing the imagination, and that no matter how cynical the technophile, they all want in. Unfortunately, we’ll just have to wait and see, but you can’t tell me you’re not intrigued…

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