This week Google released Google Wave to around 100,000 trial users, described by Google as an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration.
Google appears to be trying to grab a hold of the Social Media world, by creating a tool that could rival MSN Live Messenger and perhaps even Facebook. This is what they hope to achieve anyway, but is it really that unique?
The BBC have had a play with it and described it as little more than a combination of e-mail and instant messaging on steroids.
Although I am yet to have a go myself, I would have to agree with the above statement! Do we really need Wave? I for one am comfortable keeping my social contacts on Facebook and Messenger and my business via email. From what I have heard so far Google Wave doesnt seem to be anything exciting other than the fact you can watch people typing, and have a quick game of sudoku.
Google do insist that they have lots of plugins and the potential for more which is good news, perhaps this is a building block for Google OS, something which I am a lot more enthusiastic about.
I would love to hear opinions on this, and if anyone has a spare Google Wave invite lying around so that I can do some research please get in touch