A Googlet was long known to refer to any company or entity snatched up by Google (do you really need a link here?). All logic gone*, Google Inc.* now plans a wavelet invasion on a much larger basis, with its new real-time communication platform. Let us have a quick look at Google Wave's (a complete guide) terminology:
- Wave: A wave, specifically, refers to a specific threaded conversation. It can include just one person, or it can include a group of users or even robots. [...] like your entire instant messaging (IM) history with someone. Anything you’ve ever discussed in a single chat or conversation is a wave.
- Wavelet: A wavelet is also a threaded conversation, but only a subset of a larger conversation (or a wave). It’s like a single IM conversation – a small part of a larger conversation and a larger history. Wavelets, though, can be created and managed separately from a wave (sic).
- Blip: Even smaller than a Wavelet, a Blip is a single, individual message. It’s like a single line of an IM conversation. Blips can have other blips attached to them, called children.
Amongst the latest "WITS: Where is the Starlet" updates: loglets, steerlets and tetrolets. And a few new SIVA conferences such as MIA 2009 in Paris at very short sight.