Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wave at One: Where We Are Today

This week's Google I/O developers' conference marks the first anniversary of the public debut of Wave. What was a very intriguing demo at that event has bloomed into a powerful new platform which, despite wildly overoptimistic expectations when it opened up to a preview audience last September, continues to develop towards being a really usable collaboration and publishing tool. To give you a sense of what Wave is like today, I have embedded a wave below from my ContentWave blog on Wave that covers the key changes since last year and that captures some of the Wave community's ongoing discussions. Note that embedding waves in a Web page is now about as simple as embedding a video in a blog. That should give you a hint as to how far Wave has come towards getting integrated into the Web. If you have a Wave login, feel free to sign in and join it. If you haven't logged in ever to Wave, as of today anyone with a Google Account (Gmail or Apps) can log in to Wave here. If you're having a hard time viewing the wave for whatever reason, here's a link to a PDF version of the main text - generated by a Wave extension tool. Trying to eat my own dog food, after all. If you don't see the beginning of the wave below that displays the ContentWave logo, just place your cursor over the wave and scroll up until you see it.

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