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Old 06-01-2009, 05:13 PM
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Google Wave looks brilliant!


Have the follow SDMB geeks taken a gander at Google Wave yet? It looks really amazing to me, a total reconcepting of communication on the web. I see it being broadly adopted in businesses and might even be a Twitter, Facebook, Evite, blog and....gasp...email killer. The potential extensibility of the product and it's residence on the internet and access via browser as opposed to a desktop email client could really change the way we do things.

Now, I realize it's ambitious and I might be overselling it because I just watched the YouTube clip of the Live Demo, but I'm pretty eager to get my hands on it.

I've not been interested in Twitter, barely check my Facebook page and my email communications have slowed considerably these days but Google Wave looks like it takes the best parts of all these things and grows the transportability of them while trimming away all the noise and fluff that Twitter and Facebook generate. I can't imagine why a business wouldn't love this thing's ability to plan and corroborate in real time without becoming the fragmented and multi-threaded mess that emails tend towards. It seems like a massive improvement on event planning and quasi-blogging (and compliments traditional blogging).

Anyways, how many of you have checked it out? Here's a article that attempts to summarize what it does and what it could eventually do. I think watching the first 18 minutes of the previously linked YouTube Demo is a better way to become acclimated with it. If you hang on until the end the Rosy Robot is really amazing!

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:28 PM
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Ok, I'm posting after having watched 5 or 6 minutes [of an hour and a half vid] and I love it. It's a bit much for my purposes, but for the plugged-in folks, it's really cool.
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Fascinating and kind of scary. I can see this replacing email, instant messaging, message boards, social networking sites, photo sharing sites ... pretty much every way we currently have for interacting with other people online.

My only question is "How will they pay for the bandwidth?" Is it going to be ad driven?
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It looks like a painful 'look at MEEEEE!!!!!' attention-grabbing attempt. I really don't get what it can offer to people beyond those who are part of the miniscule minority already using Twitter et al.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:16 PM
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Pretty cool stuff. You're right, I can see this replacing email, text, social networking, et al.

I wonder if Google is working on an OS as well?
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:30 PM
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Wow. Really, 30 is going to be the new 50 in five years in terms of keeping up with technical developments, I feel like I could actually be left behind by all the new stuff. Feels like yesterday that I made fun of my dad for not grokking email email...

I should probably start shopping for chequered trousers to pull up to my armpits.

And don't get me started on the music the kids listen to these days...

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Old 06-01-2009, 07:41 PM
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It looks like a painful 'look at MEEEEE!!!!!' attention-grabbing attempt. I really don't get what it can offer to people beyond those who are part of the miniscule minority already using Twitter et al.
It consolidates the activities of perhaps a dozen different important business and social applications. In an office environment it merges the functionality of a email client/server, MS Project, office intranet, shared folders, instant messaging and creates a new distribution and alert functionality. They fact that all the data is real-time and un-duplicated (consolidated, unified and codified) makes office organization pretty seamless and painless.

In the social world it essentially does everything that Evite, Facebook, Blogger, LiveJournal, AIM, email, Picasa, Twitter and god knows what else (remember, this isn't even in Beta yet and it's Open Source) does. Not a single one of those applications is even remotely "niche" these days.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:47 PM
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I worked for the President during the campaign. We used Google's Documents and applications exclusively because of how well they work, and their collaborative nature. We got an email from Google, saying that the biggest Google Document ever created was the one created for the North Carolina team. Currently, in my job (field organizer for an environmental group), we use Google Documents because we all used them during the Obama campaign and appreciate what Google has done so far.

I think that if you're looking at this software and saying that it won't deliver, you don't get it. Google's open source and collaborative efforts are amazing and I've used them time and time again and never been disappointed. My only concern are privacy issues, but judging from the caliber of people that have used them and the amount that Google currently holds, they're trustworthy. These tools that they have and that they're silently acquiring over the years have been acquired for a reason. Most companies look to 3rd quarter of 2009. Google looks at 2015.

I haven't seen the entire video through yet, but I will, and if something poignant comes up, I'll add to this thread.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:57 PM
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In the social world it essentially does everything that Evite, Facebook, Blogger, LiveJournal, AIM, email, Picasa, Twitter and god knows what else (remember, this isn't even in Beta yet and it's Open Source) does. Not a single one of those applications is even remotely "niche" these days.
Yeah, it has the potential to fundamentally alter almost every online social interaction most of us currently have ... this message board included.

Imagine the Straight Dope, but with every thread taking place as a real-time chat. Where core topics can spin off into priviate discussions that can then be seamlessly folded back into the public threads. Where forwarding an interesting post is as simple as dragging someone's name into a header.

The more I think about it, the bigger it gets.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:21 PM
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Yeah, it has the potential to fundamentally alter almost every online social interaction most of us currently have ... this message board included.

Imagine the Straight Dope, but with every thread taking place as a real-time chat. Where core topics can spin off into priviate discussions that can then be seamlessly folded back into the public threads. Where forwarding an interesting post is as simple as dragging someone's name into a header.

The more I think about it, the bigger it gets.
Yeah, the biggest risk I see is that folding so many different social interactions together might make it hard to compartmentalize your life. If Google Wave became my single point of email, IMing and social networking ala Facebook I might have too many new messages in one folder every day. Of course I imagine this aspect is something they've thought of.
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Just in case someone's reading this, I would love a beta invite.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:31 PM
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Just in case someone's reading this, I would love a beta invite.
Go here. Looks like you can request enlistment in testing.
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Go here. Looks like you can request enlistment in testing.
Ooh, done and done. Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:42 PM
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Go here. Looks like you can request enlistment in testing.

I also did.
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I also did.
As did I. Wrote a haiku and everything.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:58 AM
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Yeah, the biggest risk I see is that folding so many different social interactions together might make it hard to compartmentalize your life. If Google Wave became my single point of email, IMing and social networking ala Facebook I might have too many new messages in one folder every day. Of course I imagine this aspect is something they've thought of.
Yeah, that's kinda my main concern -- seems it'd be awfully easy to loose the overview, with everyone talking to everyone everywhere all the time. And I hope they've got good defences against spambots, it would be really awkward if that presentation you worked on with your colleagues till late in the night suddenly switched to a Viagra ad...
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I really don't get what it can offer to people beyond those who are part of the miniscule minority already using Twitter et al.
On what planet are hundreds of millions of people a miniscule minority? Certainly not Earth which is still below 7 billion people last time I checked.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:59 AM
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On what planet are hundreds of millions of people a miniscule minority? Certainly not Earth which is still below 7 billion people last time I checked.
Twitter is certaintly not at hundreds of millions of users. The best latest estimates is less than 10 million.
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Twitter et al would have to include its 2 biggest competitors, Myspace and Facebook, which off the top of my head are well over 100 million each by conservative estimates, and that's not to even mention the myriad of other similar sites that have millions of users.

But, on the topic: at the risk of sounding clueless, I really don't get what's the big deal about Wave. It seems more like an improvement on a bunch of stuff that already exists rather than something totally new.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:21 AM
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I don't really see the big deal. Looks like a kind of AIM/email/Facebook hybrid? Why would I want someone to watch me typing? I'm only 23, but this makes me feel old and confused. I can see this being popular with the more tech-savvy demographic, but I don't think it will be embraced like Twitter/Facebook/Myspace. Or the telephone.. usually the easiest way to contact someone, I have found.
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The unfortunate question you have to ask is: how are pushy advertising assholes going to attempt to hijack this? Any new means of communication they immediately regard as being another method they are entitled to use to jam their wares in front of your senses. Or to put it another way, how do you keep the unwanted out?

I don't really understand the concept yet so it may not be an issue, but it will be an issue if marketers can make it an issue.
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Looks like someone at Google really wanted the terminology from Firefly to become reality: "I can give him a wave" replacing "I can give him a call."

It looks interesting enough. The one thing I really don't like in the article (I haven't watch the linked video yet) is the idea of real-time typing. It certainly does allow text-chatting to work more like talking live, but it has pitfalls. I don't know if anyone remembers a short-lived chat program called Pow-Wow back in the late 90s, but it used a similar feature. The result: everyone could see your typos as they were made, before you had a chance to correct them, and if you were typing something out that midway through you realized was dumb or wrong or insulting and you wanted to take it back, well, too late. It was really not a welcome feature, at least for me. Being able to wait until you hit Send is vastly, vastly better.
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I think it looks awesome, what's most interesting is being able to integrate it into comments on blogs and websites this means a conversation can continue long after its been dropped of the first page- comment threads can follow different articles form competing points of view.

No more dropping of a comment and never really going back to check for updates or replies.

I'm so looking forward to this.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:06 AM
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It looks interesting enough. The one thing I really don't like in the article (I haven't watch the linked video yet) is the idea of real-time typing. It certainly does allow text-chatting to work more like talking live, but it has pitfalls. I don't know if anyone remembers a short-lived chat program called Pow-Wow back in the late 90s, but it used a similar feature. The result: everyone could see your typos as they were made, before you had a chance to correct them, and if you were typing something out that midway through you realized was dumb or wrong or insulting and you wanted to take it back, well, too late. It was really not a welcome feature, at least for me. Being able to wait until you hit Send is vastly, vastly better.
You can toggle off the live text while you type, and have the message arrive in toto after hitting "enter", just like any other text.

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Or to put it another way, how do you keep the unwanted out?
How do you keep the unwanted out of an e-mail conversation? You don't invite them.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:08 AM
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I haven't even looked at it, but I imagine that the same corporations and people who insist in sticking to Outlook and/or in responding to every. Single. Email. About whatever several hours after the whole rest of the group has made a decision (because that's when they get around to checking their email and of course they can't just look for the most recent one) will refuse to use it.

You know, the same ones that refuse to set up a corporate IM client...


Princhester, some of my coworkers receive daily spam in their skype accounts. I've never received any. Either I'm an incredibly lucky beeatch, or I'm doing something right

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You don't have to type in real time. There's a draft mode.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:48 AM
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You can toggle off the live text while you type, and have the message arrive in toto after hitting "enter", just like any other text.


How do you keep the unwanted out of an e-mail conversation? You don't invite them.
The same way you don't invite someone to collaborate on a Google Document.
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The same way you don't invite someone to collaborate on a Google Document.
I'm confused - are you backing my statement up or refuting it? Are you suggesting that you don't have control over who can collaborate on a google document? Because I sure do.
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Working? I've been using it since January, and am awaiting v1.5 this week.

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I'm confused - are you backing my statement up or refuting it? Are you suggesting that you don't have control over who can collaborate on a google document? Because I sure do.
Backing it up. I don't know if your respondent would be more familiar with the Google Documents or not.
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The unfortunate question you have to ask is: how are pushy advertising assholes going to attempt to hijack this? Any new means of communication they immediately regard as being another method they are entitled to use to jam their wares in front of your senses. Or to put it another way, how do you keep the unwanted out?

I don't really understand the concept yet so it may not be an issue, but it will be an issue if marketers can make it an issue.
Well, considering the conversations are hosted on a server as opposed to fragmented among the machines of dumb users seems like it'll make spam regulation much more effective.
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Well, considering the conversations are hosted on a server as opposed to fragmented among the machines of dumb users seems like it'll make spam regulation much more effective.
Also, it would seem that maybe Princhester isn't familiar with gmail, one of the most spam-free e-mail clients I've ever used.
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Also, it would seem that maybe Princhester isn't familiar with gmail, one of the most spam-free e-mail clients I've ever used.
Also an excellent point.
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You don't have to type in real time. There's a draft mode.
Yeah, I caught that in the article. My point is it's a dumb feature in the first place.
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Of course, now that I actually watched the Youtube demo, I have to say that the overall concept completely overshadows any potential issues. That looks freaking cool.
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What is the overall concept?
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What is the overall concept?
Um, did you watch the video or are you being patronizing?
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what will be facinating is the considerable (and largely unsuccessful) efforts businesses make to keep work things separate from personal matters. I presently can't use regular email at work nor auto-forward email to/from my work account. When I am using a Wave for work, how will they keep personal Waves out of it? It is all in the cloud and on a single browser. Security, privacy, compartmentalization, it is all going to be churned up just like thumb drives and cell phones did. I can't wait!
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Um, did you watch the video or are you being patronizing?
I watched the first 20 minutes. I honestly don't understand what the big deal is, like I said upthread. Unless I need to keep watching.
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But, on the topic: at the risk of sounding clueless, I really don't get what's the big deal about Wave. It seems more like an improvement on a bunch of stuff that already exists rather than something totally new.
Just like Gmail was an improvement on stuff that already exists, and Google Maps was an improvement on Mapquest, and Google Docs and Picasa are improvements on filesharing...

It looks like a very fluid platform that incorporates email, newsgroups, IMing, blogging, collaborative works, etc., with room for expansion using the API. The same feature that allows you to reply in-message to an email can also be used to add comments to a document, for example. It's just taking all the different networking tools that have sprung up over the last several decades and integrating them into one package.
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Just like Gmail was an improvement on stuff that already exists, and Google Maps was an improvement on Mapquest, and Google Docs and Picasa are improvements on filesharing...
Ah, I don't use any of those so I guess I'm just out of the loop. I got a Gmail beta invite back in 2004 and used it for a couple days. Didn't like its threaded system and lack of compatibility with my browser. I was an early adopter to Google and it's still the only search I use so I'm not hating.
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Thanks for sharing this demonstration clip! It seems like an awesome consolidation and unification of existing systems into one concept, which seems to handle all the specific use cases with grace. As a long time internaut and programmer I can really see the usefulness of this instead of having separate systems for each of the tasks Google Wave can handle, as well as the power of its extensibility.

After watching the video there were just a couple of issues that I noticed, which I am sure the developers have considered (maybe I just misunderstood).

First of all, the collaborative editing seemed to be on by default and as far as I saw they didn't show any extensive system for handling editing permissions. Maybe somebody can explain. Is the original Wave creator the only person able to modify a wave until he/she adds other participants? For example, there needs to be a way to give some people read-only access to a wave. I am sure the google fellows have thought of this and that there will be good solutions as soon as it is released.

Secondly, both a strength of Google Wave and a weakness is the central storage of all the content. The problem I see is that I might want to share photos with a friend, without having them stored at Google's (or another Wave provider's) servers, the same actually goes for all content. I assume the only solution for this is to run my own Wave server for my own and friends' content. I suppose different collaborative online projects will have their own servers to keep content private. That might help some storage privacy issues, but it still feels incomplete for me, and I don't think it's addresssed in Wave.

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I watched the keynote speech on youtube today, and applied to be a tester. I wrote a limerick

Anyways, to answer some of your queries with what (I hope is correct) information:

Not all of the information would be stores on Google's server farms. This point actually surprised me a little bit.

There's a small demonstration in the keynote where they introduce "ACME", who is using a clone of the Google Wave system, since it's open-sourced and easy to manipulate. They can communicate with each other and interact as though they were all on one "wave", so to speak. They also introduced "initech", who coded their own interface using the command line. Lars then proceeded to explain that even if the inital "wave" started on the Google Wave server, and participants were added from other servers (hosted elsewhere), if there was a personal discussion between two people in another server within that wave, it would stay in that server, and would not propogate to the other waves.

That is:

Lars starts a wave on Google and adds Sarah (from ACME), John (from Initech), and Bill (also from Initech).

If John and Bill split off and have their own wave WITHIN the initial wave, that information stays on the Initech servers, and there is no way Lars and Sarah can see what John and Bill are talking about.
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There's a small demonstration in the keynote where they introduce "ACME", who is using a clone of the Google Wave system, since it's open-sourced and easy to manipulate. They can communicate with each other and interact as though they were all on one "wave", so to speak. They also introduced "initech", who coded their own interface using the command line. Lars then proceeded to explain that even if the inital "wave" started on the Google Wave server, and participants were added from other servers (hosted elsewhere), if there was a personal discussion between two people in another server within that wave, it would stay in that server, and would not propogate to the other waves.
I watched the video. That's what I meant by running my own server, instead of using google or initech, or whatever.
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I just realized something. What if this could replace that abomination known as the Conference Call? Think of it! No more listening to people snuffle and tap their pens on the table. No more wondering who said what. And having a record of what was said, and who said it.

I can get on board with that.
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Maybe... but Wave doesn't seem to have any support for audio. The best you could expect would be the same meeting/conference call, except everybody has a laptop, and is editing the document together, while discussing it in real time over the table/phone.

Wave might make things faster though... so you may be in the room less often?
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The unfortunate question you have to ask is: how are pushy advertising assholes going to attempt to hijack this?
Worse yet, virus and trojan writers.
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When was beta testing going to start?

All this caffeine in my veins is making me anxious!
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Maybe... but Wave doesn't seem to have any support for audio. The best you could expect would be the same meeting/conference call, except everybody has a laptop, and is editing the document together, while discussing it in real time over the table/phone.

Wave might make things faster though... so you may be in the room less often?
I was thinking about the discussion being in the wave ... not necessarily documents. I suppose if you were working on a document, you could have the document in one, and open another session with the discussion only. I don't think the audio part of a conference call is any advantage.
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