Google Wave<br />Danielle Kane<br />Research Librarian for Emerging Technologies and Service Innovation<br />UC Irvine Libraries<br />Lunch2.0<br />January 2010<br />
Google Wave<br />https://wave.google.com/wave/<br />
Terminology<br />Wave: Refers to a specific threaded conversation. It can include just one person, or it caninclude a group of users or robots. It represents the entire conversation.<br />Wavelet:<br /><ul><li>A threaded conversation, but only a subset of a larger conversation (or a wave). It’s like a single IM conversation
For example the conversation between two people is the wavelet, see orange box.</li></ul>Blip: <br />Even smaller than a Wavelet, a Blip is a single, individual message. It’s like a single line of an IM conversation. Jeff’s response to me is a blip.<br />Modified from Google Wave: A Complete Guide<br />http://mashable.com/2009/05/28/google-wave-guide/<br />
Document:<br /> A document actually refers to the content within a blip. Refers to the actual characters, words, and files associated with a blip.<br />Terminology cont.<br />Note: a third person has been added to the conversation. Within the overall wave we now have two wavelets<br /><ul><li>The conversation between the first two individuals makes a wavelet
The conversation between all three individuals is another wavelet</li></ul>Modified from Google Wave: A Complete Guide<br />http://mashable.com/2009/05/28/google-wave-guide/<br />
Extension:<br /> An extension is a mini-application that works within a wave.. There are two main types of extensions: Gadgets and Robots<br />Gadgets:<br /> A gadget is an application users can participate with. A good comparison would be iGoogle gadgets or Facebook applications.<br />Robots:<br /> An automated participant within a wave. They can talk with users and interact with waves. They can provide information from outside sources or can check content within a wave and perform actions based on them.<br />Embeded Wave:<br /> An embeded wave is a way to take a Google Wave and the conversation within it and place it on your website. <br />
Since I wasn’t logged in when this message was sent, it is received as an email.<br />
Since we are both logged in we are now communicating as IM<br />
Adding New Contacts:<br /><ul><li> Under Contacts use the link “Manage Contacts” or the + sign to add a contact</li></ul>Adding Contact to a Wave:<br /><ul><li> In the Wave window click on the + sign to add a participant</li></li></ul><li>Inserting a Picture:<br /><ul><li> Use the Toolbar
Navigate to location of picture, submit</li></li></ul><li>Yes/No/Maybe Gadget<br /><ul><li> Use this to ask contacts if they want to join you for an event, to get their opinion on a topic, or even to petition their support for a movement.
From the Toolbar, click on … and then choose the triple bars</li></li></ul><li>Map Gadget<br /><ul><li> Use this whenever you need a map - for showing the location of an event or just visualizing the locations of your friends.
From the Toolbar, click on … and then choose the stylized “Pin” image</li></li></ul><li>AccuWeather<br /><ul><li> Use this extension for seeing local weather or in an area where you're planning for your next trip.