I update my online status via Twitterbar, sometimes via the Web, sometimes via TweetDeck. Any of these 3 channels will update both my Twitter and Facebook status. The problems starts when i get @replies via Twitter on Twitter and Facebook comments via Facebook.
So if you can imagine, the mess starts here. Popular sites will only get more popular with tools being built around it as popular sites open up their API and encourage people to innovate and build stuff for them. This means the mess can only get messier when the conversation and interaction grows. This will not only happen to Twitter and Facebook, but for any Web2.0 websites out there that is trying to offer the next essential service or be the next big thing.
The wave team started with a few simple and fundamental questions and i simply love the questions.
- Why do we have to live with divides between different types of communication — email versus chat, or conversations versus documents?
- Could a single communications model span all or most of the systems in use on the web today, in one smooth continuum? How simple could we make it?
- What if we tried designing a communications system that took advantage of computers’ current abilities, rather than imitating non-electronic forms?
I still remember learning about Data Normalisation in school 10 years ago. So now, its time for Normalisation of Communication Data.
So its cool we are going back to fundamentals, its cool that the net will soon be experiencing a new rebirth. Its cool that conversations / interactions no matter where they are will eventually be done in a similar fashion while allowing individual websites / services to retain their autonomy. Someone have to lead this revolution, why not Google.
The Tsunami of Google Wave is imminent and i’m so looking forward to it.