This is a huge development. Techmeme is going wild over Google Wave. Google has focused on the one thing that is important in the web, communication. They have taken apart and reinvented, and integrated all forms of communication and build a clever cross platform integration of it.There are so many things to discuss that it’s hard to know here to start. I would advice you to watch the entire video, eventhough it is an hour long.
10 reasons why this will change the way we communicate and use the web:
- It integrates all communication methods into one paradigm
- It will be open source, and can be decentralized
- It provides as much possibilites to take data out of the system as it can pull in
- It solves communication first, and integrates everything else around that (instead of the other way around)
- It comes with developers API’s to make sure that a whole ecology of extensions and totally new services will be build on top of it
- It isn’t burdened by a destination driven business model
- It will fundamentally change destination driven services like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.
- Google has yet again proven that they are willing to do the plumbing in the web
- It works on the web, mobile, and it fully integrates with other key services Google provides (example google maps). And it can be integrated into any other (social networking) service
- I don’t think it will work on IE right now. Sounds to me like Google will crush IE between Chrome and Firefox, leaving Microsoft with a blow that will be hard to recover from
These are just a first set of quick thoughts. This sounds like a huge step towards a User-Centric web to me. I will take some time and work some of these thoughts out. What do you think? Did Google just deliver disruptive technology?