NOTE: In the hour since this screencast was posted, I’ve noticed that the “email@example.com” wave bot is now not quickly making waves public to which it is added. Having no connection whatsoever to that Wave bot, I don’t know if there is a capacity issue that is impacting it right now.
How can you use Google Wave as a powerful tool for collaborative note taking and conversation at a conference? In this screencast, host Dan York shows how Wave was used at eComm Europe and how you can set up public waves so that you can do this kind of collaborative work at a conference or event.
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The process Dan outlines is this:
- Create a new wave, title it, add some initial content, etc.
- Add “firstname.lastname@example.org” as a participant to the wave.
- Tag the wave with the conference/event ID
The wave is now public and can be found by a search in Wave on “tag:tagname with:public”.
To add the new wave to a list in another wave, do this:
- Open the wave with the list.
- Click on the blip in the wave where you want to add the link to the new wave, and then open that blip for editing (Ctrl+E is one way).
- In the main column of Wave, click on the right edge of the new wave and drag/drop that into the blip you are editing.
- You now will have a link to your new wave. Save and close the blip you are editing.
If you want to connect with Dan York on Wave, you can find him at “danyorkLPG@googlewave.com”.
Special mention should be made of eComm Europe attendee Johanna Kollman who built off of what the Google Wave team started and really showed how this collaboration could be done through all the eComm waves she set up. Thanks, Johanna!
P.S. For those interested, the audio for this episode was recorded using the Blue Eyeball webcam I discussed in the last ETT episode.
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