Today on #smchat one of the chatters, who always has great ideas (@hacool), chimed in that she had been on a Wave that included a chat gadget. For those who are not as experienced with Wave, a gadget is just a mini app that runs inside the wave. It is similar to the way you can watch a video which is embedded within a blog.
It got me thinking (as tools like Wave have a way of doing to people)….why couldn’t I embed a Tweetchat right into a Wave? Brooks Bennett, the founder of tweetchat, was good enough to upgrade recently so that it is 100% embeddable. eg. KMers.org
I tried it and it worked!! Theoretically, what this will give you is the ability to get the best of both apps:
- Linear ie. just one spot to watch (the top of the chat), yet multi-threaded within that linear stream
- Each tweet goes out to all that person’s followers acting as an announcement mechanism for the chat
- Many different applications can be used to join the chat.
- Better threading
- Ability to group edit
- Ability to go back and edit what was previously written
It seems to me that some combination of the two could be a dynamite package. Who wants to do a trial run with me?