Monday, June 1, 2009

Waves, Tweets, and the future of Communication

I'm a bit of a techie guy. After all, I'm a programmer by profession. So I sometimes feel that it is my obligation to be up-to-date on Tech-related stuff. I've known about Twitter for some time, but I've put off getting an account until yesterday. I know, I know, I'm a little late getting on the band wagon, but I'm on it now and that's all that matters, right?

Anywho, I was pushed over the ledge by watching the Google IO video unveiling Google Wave. One of its pioneers, Lars Rasmussen (he and his brother brought Google Maps to the world), mentioned Twitter as "Everyone's favorite Social Networking site", or something to that effect. That's when I realized that it wasn't just about me, it was about being true to my profession and my generation. Cheesy, I know, but it's my justification.

Okay, back to Google Wave. It is hard for me to contain my excitement about Google Wave!!! I CANNOT wait for the public beta release! :) I know it's a little long, but I really think that everyone should check out the demo. It will revolutionize communication as we know it!

By the way (I know, I spelled it out - weird), if you're curious about the terminology associated with Google Wave, check out the explanation on Wikipedia. It's pretty interesting!

1 comment:

Preston C said...

I love Firefly!

Don't worry, Mike, you're not the last one on the bandwagon. In fact, I'm still not on the wagon. I refuse.

I think this comic sums it up nicely.