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On Dec 3, 2009, at 11:55 AM, Tony Thomas wrote:
> I'm not sure Google has anything this "Big Picture" in mind for
> Wave. I think they may be using the Twitter model of development:
> Build something kind of cool and let users test it to find their own
> Right now, it just seems like email+. In other words, email with the
> ability to embed some neat widgets.
> I've tried to use it like chat, and it's almost completely useless
> that way.
> I've used it to manage a small project and it worked very well as a
> sophisticated to-do list with hierarchical "conversations"
> surrounding each bullet point. (A similar conversation over email
> might have spanned 50-60 messages and would be much harder to track.)
> Anyone who has been in on the Twin Cities wave has seen what happens
> when a real critical mass of users is all on a single wave. It's
> white noise. One of the advantages of a forum is the ability to
> ignore threads you're not interested in. Wave tries to point your
> attention to every update.
> I can see some good collaborative possibilities for small teams. As
> it exists now, I don't see it as a new paradigm or protocol to
> replace any existing web-based communication.
> On Dec 3, 2009, at 11:29 AM, Samir Nassar wrote:
>> On 12/3/09 11:15 AM, Zachary Johnson wrote:
>>> That's interesting. I could see a lot of demand for a unified way
>>> to create response content on community-based websites.
>>> Especially if you didn't have to create another user login at each
>> We hear the demands for a "unified way to create response content
>> on community-based websites" but typically the problem to be solved
>> isn't solvable by new and improved technologies, the problems are
>> the human process.
>> No amount of technology is going to really help the problem of
>> people not being aware of where they are logged in to, what tool is
>> appropriate for any given communication circumstance, or basic
>> etiquette. Technology definitely won't inject common sense into
>> If organizations spent half as much money on technology training,
>> real-life modeling and drafting and maintaining communications
>> (human) standards as they did chasing after newfangled whizbangs
>> and doodads we'd be able to spend time on technology that actually
>> facilitates solving problems.
>> That said, Google Wave is a cool doodad, very whizbangy and stuff.
>> Samir Nassar
>> Web Production Assistant
>> University of Minnesota Extension
>> Extension Center for Family Development
>> 405 Coffey Hall
>> 1420 Eckles Ave
>> Saint Paul, MN 55108