How do you think Google Wave will change the way you communicate? That's the question on my mind today.
My Google Wave invitation arrived on October 24. Now, I can invite 20 people to join me.
Invite others to Google Wave
Google Wave is more fun when you have others to wave with, so please nominate people you would like to add. Keep in mind that this is a preview so it could be a bit rocky at times.
Invitations will not be sent immediately. We have a lot of stamps to lick.
My first impression? Wow - I wish all of my contact were on gmail and is the email address I want to use for Google Wave? Think about that before your sign up. By the way, my address is corywestmedia at gmail.com. A few people have already asked to be on my invite list. I'm just getting started and wanted to share a few resources with you.
At first, I thought I'd offer invitations throughout my social network, but it makes more sense to invite people you want to communicate with. Once you have your invite, what do you do with it? Getting started guide to Google Wave.
What is a wave?
A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time. Source: Google
Google Wave Inbox
Here's a look at my Google Wave inbox. As you can see, I don't have too much going on here yet . . .
. . . but you can see a video embed, this one is an introduction to how to use Google Wave by Dr. Wave
Google Wave Terminology
Google Wave comes with its own language. Get ready to use terms like blip, robots, gadgets, wavelet and wave.
Google Wave Guide.
Highly recommended, it takes 80 minutes to watch this video.
For more resources, check out Mashable's Google Wave guide and check out these videos:
Already using Google Wave? How is it working for you?