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A Rough Guide to Using and Understanding Google Wave

October 5, 2009 • By

No doubt, you would have heard about all the hype, this week, surrounding Google Wave. Just what is it Google Wave though?Google Wave is a real-time communication platform. It combines aspects of email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management to build one elegant, in-browser communication client“(quote from Mashable). Does that make sense?
In this news edition we have some useful resources to help you understand Google Wave and what exactly it is and does.

Google Wave Homepage
Went Walkabout. Brought back Google Wave.

Two-Minute Google Wave Video

If you’re struggling to understand what all the fuss about Google Wave is, then this quick video offers an excellent explanation of just one use for how Wave can outshine email as a cool collaboration tool.

Google Wave: A Complete Guide

To help make sense of all this Wave hype, Mashable, have compiled a guide with key information, definitions, and links related to the launch of Google Wave. This in-depth guide provides an overview of Wave, discusses the terminology associated with it, details information on Wave applications, (i.e. the Twitter Wave app Twave), and goes over ways to keep yourself informed.

Read about it here: Google Wave: A Complete Guide

Google Wave Developer Preview at Google I/O 2009

Be warned, this video is long, very long. It is the Wave Developer Preview presentation at the Day 2 Keynote of Google I/O. This gives a thorough and indepth look at the many features and possible uses of Wave. If you have the time, watch this video.

By Paul Andrew (

Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).

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