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On Wednesday, Google announced that it will send out more than 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave. Several enterprises and individuals have already used Wave to build applications or in their work. Wave enables this because it is, in essence, a real-time mashup tool. Google is sending out more than 100,000 invites to preview Google Wave. Recipients will be developers who participated in the developer preview the Internet search giant launched in June, as well as people who signed up at a Web site to use the product and volunteer their feedback.
I am amazed at Google's efforts to promote collaboration over the Web. They have not only recently released Sidewiki, but also now the Google Wave, which really is a user-sided collaboration-type tool. While I don't have that much optimism for Sidewiki, I do favor Google Wave, as it allows people to integrate across many different media forms. This one should take root and become a central part of desktops everywhere, for sure. Regards, Keith Johnson
Google Wave sounds like they have thought through what a working group needs for communications. Whether you are in the next office or across the world, working with others on a project means real time updates on progress. I thought Twitter might be headed this way, but it doesn't look like it. People are willing to try different means of communication to see what works best. Wave looks like it has real potential to be disruptive.