Complete Guide to Google Wave

In lieu of a Common Craft Google Wave in Plain English (soon, please, Lee LeFever), here’s one you might enjoy.

The Complete Guide to Google Wave is a comprehensive user manual by Gina Trapani with Adam Pash.

As a follow up to the Google Wave post, here’s the complete guide to Google Wave. Through the kindness (and generosity) of a great friend, I have 9 invites to offer. If you are interested, leave a comment with your email and I’ll forward your request to our Director of Data and Technology at STSD, Randy Ziegenfuss, and he will send it your way. Enjoy the Wave!

Google Wave is a new web-based collaboration tool that’s notoriously difficult to understand. This guide will help. Here you’ll learn how to use Google Wave to get things done with your group. Because Wave is such a new product that’s evolving quickly, this guidebook is a work in progress that will update in concert with Wave as it grows and changes. Read more about The Complete Guide to Google Wave.


Table of Contents

This book’s contents are freely available to view online. Click on a chapter to read it.

Chapter 1 Meet Google Wave
Find out what Google Wave is and what problems it solves.
Chapter 2 Get Started with Wave
Set up your Wave account and create your first wave.
Chapter 3 Manage Your Wave Contacts
Find and add people and groups to collaborate with in Wave.
Chapter 4 Find and Organize Waves
Tag, file, search, and filter waves.
Chapter 5 Dive Deeper into Wave
Add rich content to your waves like maps and photo slide shows.
Chapter 6 Master Wave’s Interface
Navigate Wave from the keyboard and customize your Wave interface.
Chapter 7 Wave Gadgets
Add interactive content to your waves with gadgets.
Chapter 8 Wave Bots
Automatically update the contents of your waves with bots.
Appendix A What Wave Can’t Do
It’s not just you. See what’s NOT working in the current version of Wave, and what features the Wave team has promised are coming.
Appendix B Contribute to The Complete Guide to Google Wave
In the spirit of Google Wave, this guide is a collaborative effort. We need you (yes, you) to help revise and expand this guide as Wave evolves.

If you just can’t get enough of Wave, see also our growing compilation of Wave-related links and video clips from across the web.

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Comments

  1. Alana Eaton

    Would love an invite!

  2. Patti Duncan

    Thanks for the post RJ! This is very helpful info… and I love the video!

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