Look! There's a Google Wave coming!

You may have heard about it since the late part of September. Yeah, I know...but it's better late than never. Google Wave is coming out in the next months and this is just a preview.

Mashable, our number one source for tech news, had a brief summary about Google Wave.
Google Wave is a real-time communication platform. It combines aspects of email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, Google Waveand project management to build one elegant, in-browser communication client. You can bring a group of friends or business partners together to discuss how your day has been or share files.
To elaborate a little more, here's a few of the vital features:
  • Real-time: In most instances, you can see what someone else is typing, character-by-character.
  • Embeddability: Waves can be embedded on any blog or website.
  • Applications and Extensions: Just like a Facebook (Facebook) application or an iGoogle gadget, developers can build their own apps within waves. They can be anything from bots to complex real-time games.
  • Wiki functionality: Anything written within a Google Wave can be edited by anyone else, because all conversations within the platform are shared. Thus, you can correct information, append information, or add your own commentary within a developing conversation.
  • Open source: The Google Wave code will be open source, to foster innovation and adoption amongst developers.
  • Playback: You can playback any part of the wave to see what was said.
  • Natural language: Google Wave can autocorrect your spelling, even going as far as knowing the difference between similar words, like “been” and “bean.” It can also auto-translate on-the-fly.
  • Drag-and-drop file sharing: No attachments; just drag your file and drop it inside Google Wave and everyone will have access.
I found the corresponding video, which will further explain what Google wave is. Take a look.