What the heck is Google Wave?
Judging by the amount of attention Google Wave is receiving, one would think the service can cure diseases.
While Wave can’t contribute to global health, it does streamline some services that many in the media industry use every day: chat, contacts and collaboration tools. Last week, Google finally allowed the public to peek into Wave by giving away 100,000 invitations to the service.
Below are some resources to help you make sense of Google Wave along with a short video walkthough eMediaVitals recorded.
Lifehacker: best uses for Google Wave
From high schoolers taking notes to journalists collaborating on a story, the real-time nature of Wave can simplify workflows.
LA Times: How Google Wave could transform journalism
Google Wave could have a profound impact of the workflow of an editorial department; especially if Google integrates its Docs and Google Voice.
Google’s tutorial video.
If you are really dedicated to learning about Wave, Google released an 80-minute video demonstration.
Google Wave’s project manager on Wave for Journalists
A short video interview with Project Manager Stephanie Hannon about using a “newsroom in the cloud”
Welcome to Google Wave
When you first log into Wave, this is the video that greets you. Don’t mind the mad scientist character.