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:
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.
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!