Wave Chats

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:

Twitter

  • 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.

Wave

  • 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?

3 responses to “Wave Chats

  1. I’d love to test this out with you – have been thinking of a way to utilize Wave for chatting, actually!

  2. Hi, Robert,

    There is great potentail with this. I am happy to help with test runs. Corbin

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