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Google Wave


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Google Wave

  1. 1. 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 />
  2. 2. Google Wave<br /><br />
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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 /><br />
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. The conversation between all three individuals is another wavelet</li></ul>Modified from Google Wave: A Complete Guide<br /><br />
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. Client Overview<br />
  9. 9. Going Live<br />Let’s Wave!<br />
  10. 10.<br />
  11. 11. Since I wasn’t logged in when this message was sent, it is received as an email.<br />
  12. 12. Since we are both logged in we are now communicating as IM<br />
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Click on Paperclip
  15. 15. 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. 
  16. 16. 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. 
  17. 17. 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. 
  18. 18. Add the extension from the extension list
  19. 19. From the Toolbar, click on … and then choose the stylized sun image</li></li></ul><li>Inserting a Google Search:<br /><ul><li> Click on G+
  20. 20. Insert query, hit enter
  21. 21. Choose link, click on “Add to wave” link</li></li></ul><li>Amazon Search:<br /><ul><li> This gadget lets you search for products on Amazon’s various product category.
  22. 22. To add this gadget enter the URL, </li></ul>and add your keywords <br /><br />
  23. 23. Using an iFrame to add a Google Doc<br /><ul><li> Click puzzle piece
  24. 24. Enter URL:
  25. 25. Click on Edit
  26. 26. Replace URL with document URL you </li></ul> want to share<br /><ul><li> Change Iframe height to 400 or above</li></li></ul><li>Inserting a Video:<br /><ul><li> Paste URL into Wave window
  27. 27. Click on Lightbulb that appears
  28. 28. Then click on Embed Video</li></li></ul><li>Show and Tell<br />Margaret Tapper<br />Jeff Schneidewind<br />Danielle Kane<br />
  29. 29. Open Discussion<br />15 minutes<br />