A new technology tool that started rolling out during the past week is Google Wave, what Google dryly describes as â€œan online tool for real-time communication and collaboration.â€
The Google Wave website contains a wealth of information explaining Google Wave including a one-hour-20-minute video announcing the product in May: ideal if you really want to get under the technical hood, so to speak.
Two minutes and 15 seconds containing probably all you need to know right now to grasp what Google Wave can do for you. All expressed in contemporary terms. Dry this is not.
Is Google Wave something communicators need to pay attention to? Iâ€™d say unquestionably yes, at least in order to understand its significance in the workplace in this rapidly-changing and -evolving world in which we live.
Access to Google Wave is by invitation only. I donâ€™t have one, but would love one (Iâ€™ve been on Googleâ€™s waiting list for months).
If you canâ€™t yet try it out directly, read what others are doing with it and what they think of it. And watching a video is probably next best.