What if you wanted your own platform where you could communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, wikis, forums, mails and more?

What if that was on Google? We all love Google don’t we?

Official Google Blog recently announced a very interesting application. Created by two brothers, Lars and Jens – the much awaited social site “Google Wave” has been given an exclusive preview for developers.

Google Wave is a new model for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year.

Here’s how it works: In Google Wave you create a wave and add people to it. Everyone on your wave can use richly formatted text, photos, gadgets, and even feeds from other sources on the web. They can insert a reply or edit the wave directly. It’s concurrent rich-text editing, where you see on your screen nearly instantly what your fellow collaborators are typing in your wave. That means Google Wave is just as well suited for quick messages as for persistent content — it allows for both collaboration and communication. You can also use “playback” to rewind the wave and see how it evolved.

You can check out the 90 minutes presentation below:

http://www.youtube.com/v/v_UyVmITiYQ&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

As always with any new product, Google wants to give developers the API for developing sleek applications for it. Well that’s what they did with Google Gadgets, Maps and many other products. Google Wave API is now available here.

Some key technologies in Google Wave

Real-time collaboration – people on a wave edit rich media at the same time

Natural language tools – contextual suggestions and spelling correction.

Extending Google Wave – Embed waves in other sites or add live social gadgets

One can register for Google Wave by signing up for the release.

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