Sunday, November 22, 2009

Google Wave Experiment — A Collaborative Blog Article

Have you checked out Google Wave yet?  I am just finishing my second week as an account holder.  As I’ve stated previously there’s no question there is some real potential to this latest ambitious project from Google.

This application’s greatest strength at present seems to be its collaborative nature.  Thus this post … I am currently experimenting with a blog article written via a wave featuring some of my Event Professional colleagues.  To get this process rolling here are the steps I took:

  • I created a new wave and the first blip explains what the wave is about for those invited to participate.  Essentially it provides the instructions for the project.
  • Next I created separate blips for each question.  This article will be written in an interview format so I developed five high level questions relevant to the overall subject of this post  (meeting and events industry) and positioned them as separate blips.
  • I invited the article participants into the wave via my Twitter account sending them DM’s. (Direct messages)

Here are a couple of screen-shots of how the wave looked in the beginning:

Figure One -- The First Blip

Figure One -- The First Blip

Figure Two -- The Five Questions in blips

Figure Two -- The Five Questions in blips

Thus far three of my friends are participating in this project and the next screen-shot will demonstrate how they used this tool to log their responses.

Figure Three -- Collaboration at Work

Figure Three -- Collaboration at Work

I expect to publish the finished article sometime this week so stay tuned and you will be able to see how this all plays out.  I am really excited about the collaborative aspect of Google Wave!  How about you?  Have you experimented at all with this new application.  If so we would love to hear about your experiences!

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Dave Lutz November 22, 2009 at 10:35 am

Pretty cool idea Mike. My guess is that you are going to have the content to spin off 5 or more blog posts. Hopefully each will get as many comments as you did in your Wave(s). The learning goes deeper with more opinions and views.

Dave Lutz – @velchain
Velvet Chainsaw Consulting


Michael M McCurry CMP November 22, 2009 at 11:08 am

@Dave Lutz,

I couldn’t agree with you more Dave…. I sometimes learn more from the comments made in my blog posts than I did in creating the original article… that is pretty cool!

I am looking forward to putting together that article or articles as it may turn out.

Are you on the Wave yet and if so let me know what your address is… would love to connect with you there.



Jeff Hurt November 22, 2009 at 11:54 am

And thanks for including me on the wave. I’ve found myself going back through the original wave and commenting or asking questions of others, just like I would on a blog.

It’s great to be part of the dicussion and experiment too.


Michael M McCurry CMP November 25, 2009 at 12:03 am

@Jeff Hurt,

Hey, it was my pleasure including you in on this experiment… it has been very interesting to say the least.

We are just hitting the tip of the iceberg.. I am sure there are more exciting things to come with Google Wave and other new applications coming.

What a time we live in!

Thanks Jeff,



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