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  1. skrobola (Mark Skrobola)
    December 4, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

  2. Joseph Fiore
    December 4, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

    Good summary! Thanks for sharing your opinions and insights.

    Like you, I received my invite not too long ago, and haven’t had a chance to jump in yet. I’ve seen demo’s and little bits here and there which make it quite an exciting collaborative tool with huge potential. I think the learning curve assessment is a fair one, and it seems its worth it in this case because of all the potential that lies in the area of productivity and connectedness.

    If there was one thing I’d like to see down the road is a whiteboard and online meeting component incorporated into it (similar to what WebEx and Adobe Connect are doing, but with all the other collaborative elements of Wave). Don’t get me wrong, we’re very happy using Adobe’s online meeting software, but just think this is one area that I could see Google doing very well in terms of opening the floodgates of users really jumping on-board with Wave.

    Joseph
    @RepuTrack

  3. Deirdre
    December 4, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

    Hi Joseph! Thanks! I think once you jump in you will find Google Wave to be really useful. I agree with you about a whiteboard and online meeting component. That would be really great and would open the floodgates. Let me know what you think about Google Wave once you have the chance to start playing around with it.

  4. Adry
    December 5, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

    Hi Deirdre!!

    I liked your post, specially when you say that it’s a good idea to take the time to read the how to instructions and video tutorials about wave which is precisely what most of the people that don’t find the point with wave haven’t done (me between those people :p)

    Have a great time!!

    Adriana
    @adriemilia

  5. Deirdre
    December 7, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

    Hi Adry! Thanks for commenting on my blog post. I found the tutorials helpful as I was playing around in Google wave. There are some features that you don’t stumble upon unless you know they are there.

  6. Philip Sheldrake
    December 16, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

    Hi Deirdre,

    Just stumbled upon your blog, and I like it 🙂

    I was on a panel discussing the future of social Web analytics at last month’s Monitoring Social Media 09 (#msm09), at which I said the Wave protocol will be the death of Twitter. It’s about time micro-blogging grew up and left home. Why should micro-blogging be “owned” by Twitter shareholders, when we can all blog from a variety of platforms, servers and hosts yet still thread the conversation? At this juncture I had to remind the audience that anyone can host a Wave server… many thought it was all in Google’s backyard. It will (in a year or two) prove to be an awesome collaboration tool for PR and marketing, so long as you backup your Wave server or make sure your host is appropriately compliant.

    Talking of Twitter, just seen your tweets today about influence and engagement. You might then be interested in the Influence Scorecard initiative, and my last blog post on the topic, “How the Influence Scorecard radically transforms marketing and PR“.

    Best regards.

  7. Deirdre
    December 16, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    Hi Philip! Thank you, I’m glad you like my blog and I appreciate your thoughtful comment. You have a great point because no one should own microblogging. There are a variety of platforms and I think we will see many changes in the next year with respect to Google wave and collaboration. I’ve been testing the platform and find it very useful for PR and marketing purposes. And, thanks for sharing the articles 🙂 Very cool!

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