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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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Google Wave (www.wave.google.com)

Google Wave was unveiled in late 2009 and is still in the tweaking phase. It’s something of a cross between email and a wiki with threaded discussion, with Wave participants able to jump in and out of the conversations and scroll backward and forward through the content of a wave. Moderators have some control over who can join a wave and who can add to or edit comments. Figure 6.1 shows an example of a wave. Wave comments can incorporate images and video, as shown in Figure 6.2.
Google Wave is adding new features all the time, including additional options for users. For example, if you begin a wave, you can set permissions for your users and limit how they can participate or whether they can edit one another’s ...

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