I have been using Google Wave to collaborate with a couple of cousins about our research together on common ancestral lines and I think the general consensus has been that it’s a MARVELOUS tool for doing just that! But Google announced in August that it would no longer be developing Wave as a stand-alone product, but that they would carry that technology to another product – Shared Spaces. It is still in Google Labs and not fully developed yet.
If you have a Google, Twitter or Yahoo account, then you don’t need to sign up for this new service – you’re all ready to start a Shared Space. Once you start one, then you copy the link to share with friends, colleagues, or in our case, fellow researchers! There is even a real-time chat area to have discussions while you’re collaborating.
I could see how this would be a great tool for planning a trip – like for research or a conference. First you could create a Yes/No/Maybe gadget to determine who’s attending with you. Use the Travel With Me or Trippy gadget to plan it all out together. Add the AccuWeather.com gadget to tell you what the weather will be like while visiting your destination. There’s even a carpool gadget and people can pick their seats! SHOTGUN! Set up the Waffle gadget to create the itinerary. And finally the Remaining Time gadget to countdown to the big event!
I’m still usin’ Google Wave! I only wish more people used it in conjunction with email
I have not used the new Shared Spaces because I just learned of it tonight, but I don’t think it will replace me makin’ Waves. Maybe I’ll go play cards there. Let me know if you try it and what you think about it too, k?
P.S. Speaking of Spaces, still can't figure out the double spaces between paragraphs problem here. Sorry about that!
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