Google Wave is getting a lot of people excited, but if you’re anything like me and have no idea what it is or why it’s making so many people sweat in antipication of getting an invite to test it then look no further. We asked Twitter “Explain what Google Wave is in 140 characters”, we got the following replies:
Helpful descriptions of Google Wave in a nutshell
It’s a communications (email + instant messaging) + social networking tool, with various commun. threads neatly compiled
By EamonSpotlight on Twitter
Google Wave is a rethinking of electronic communication, combining email, instant messaging, status updates & other collaboration features.
By Wabbit42 on Twitter
Think email crossed with instant messaging crossed with forums crossed with chat crossed with rich media… and more
By Aaronrussell on Twitter
I think of wave as email meets IM meets twitter meets facebook wall, perhaps. Will be more obvious when it gets some use.
By Vextasy on Twitter
From what I’ve gathered, it’s the ultimate collaboration tool. Hopefully I’ll be one of the lucky 100,000 testing it.
By Genericsteele on Twitter
Less helpful descriptions of Google Wave… 🙂
Its like a mexican wave but online 😉
By Xobman on Twitter
Googles new shiny toy that makes gmail look boring 😀 and all the cool kids want an invite and the uncool ones have them!
By Tnash on Twitter
I don’t know 😉
By Savamaloy on Twitter
140 characters? Now, that’s a challenge! Srsly, you should watch the video.
By Raph_ms on Twitter