Wave as a newsplatform

In an experiment described on WaveOnBusiness, which deals with Wave in a publishing company. The idea of using Wave for publishers has apparently stretched even further. Why not use Google Wave as a news platform. It would be strange to use the term newspaper or newsletter, but newswave would be more appropriate term. Lets see if the term catches on.

Bjarne P Tveskov has started the first internet magazine, I have seen, called Bølgendk. The magazine is only in Danish, and you can find it hire. It is a summary of some news created for the last week and should be published weekly. The idea could also be relevant for any other niche marked you want to write about. It could be something in your local community or about your business passion.

Newswave could be used as a way to create/deliver local news for a small area. It would require some editors how could create and edit the initial comment, so you were sure to cover the most elementary. Then other users could create the missing pieces, so i could write about the project we are doing in the community or the result of the local football match.

The concept of having a place where all readers can comment on news is just interesting. Users can contribute to your news feeds to the ideas and get more feedback. Dependant of  you readers/contributors you will be able to create a comprehensive newswave .


One of the important concepts with a paper is to get readers, because then you can also sell ads. It is the same for web sites, the more readers you have the more you can make.

At the moment there is not a lot of users on wave, but the users are quite passionate about Wave and try to use it for different things. At the moment of writing there are 50 users on the current edition, which is probably not enough to have much revenue. If you get more involved it could probably be possible to support the Wave with ads.

When the next edition is created you also want to have the same 50 subscribers. So there should be developed a way to make sure all subscribers get the new newswave. This could probably be done using a robot.

Business could form for editing the waves and organize the way users can contribute to the news stories. So we can contenue to have local news and create application to support the way users are creating the content.

I’m looking forward to see if newswave will take off, and be the place to go for news on current events.

I’m also a blogger at WaveOnBusiness.

Wave meetup in Copenhagen

I finally found a date for the Wave meetup in Copenhagen/København. I proposed the idea in this blog.

On the wave for the event “Wave meetup in København” 8 persons have indicated they are able to attend the meeting. So we will hold a meeting on November 25 2009 at 17-19.

The place will be IT-Universitetet i København, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København S. Information about the location will be provided on the blog and on the Wave above.

The agenda at the moment looks like the following.

  • The status of wave
  • Why we see wave as interesting and our ideas of wave
  • SAP and Enterprise Waving (Daniel Graversen)
  • Usage of Wave by students (I hope)
  • Planing of new meetings

Registration for the event on the Wave, or post a comment on this blog.

Attending conferences via Wave

I wrote about how Wave could be used for documenting conferences in this post. Unfortunately I was only able to write a little, because of a shaky Internet. And beeing offline does make it a bit more deficult to write in wave at the same time. I did write some notes from some keynotes and lectures, but there needs to be more people working on the wave at the same time, otherwise you could just as well use Evernote for the notes.


Since SAP Teched there has been two conferences for Enterprises/Wave with relevant content. The first was eComm in Amsterdam where the starting wave is this.
This starting wave is a index, contain basic information about the venue and a list of all the different session with waves. In the Waves it looks like one or two authers has written the main blip, while others have commented bellow. A wave form the event from the session “Why Should You Care About Google Wave?”, is dealing with Wave and is the most interesting.

The intro Blip is have not been touch, but a lot of people have commented on the wave. With this form of communication you get a lasting conversation, and are able to have a conversation about all the different areas covered. Presenters can also help sorting out some of the questions.

The other conference is the E2conf, which is currently taking place in San Fransisco. The main wave is this wave. The layout is almost the same. On some waves they have more tags concerning how has created the wave. The use of tags will in future make it easier to do research.

An example of a Wave from E2conf is the debate about Integrating Google Wave into the Enterprise. This has a main blip written by three authors. After the talk a Ben Kepes wrote about highlights from the talk at a blog with the same name. Using this form of communication will make it much easier for bloggers/reporters to capture everything and create their versions of the content.

I like being able to read what has been said in a presentation. That way I don’t have to see the presentation, if nothing new has happened. It will make it much easier to find the content worth looking into. Get the links showed on it.

The TEDxCopenhagen is currently running. They are writing in this wave in Danish. They are just using one wave, but the depth of the conference is probably not as big as for a 1 hour session. So each session has its own blip, where the comments are written in. It make it really easy to see what is live and who said what. But you cann’t have discussions about any items in this context.

It is interesting to see someone typing, a summery of what is going on live. With each of those waves you have someone to talk to, how is also interested in the topic and you can learn more from the sessions.You can also find pictures someone has taken, so you can illustrate your posts.

I hope there will be more waving from conferences, because it adds more content than you get from the tweets.

Wave meetup in Copenhagen

If you are from the Copenhagen area, please join the Wave meetup that I’m planing. I would love to be able to meet and talk, with people also passioned about Wave.

It should be possible to find enough people, who would like to be smarter on Wave and share their stories.

I’m planing on holding the event 23-26 november from 17-19. Please indicate on the Wave or on doodle, link below.

If you are on Wave you can join and comment hire http://su.pr/272BSI

Otherwise you can add you comments to the blog, and indicate the days you can at http://su.pr/2Ur9Gs.

The agenda for the meeting looks like the following now.

  • What is the status of Wave
  • Why are you interested in Wave
  • SAP and the Gravity
  • Should we have regulary meetings or events
  • .. Other areas of interest ..

I do hope to see many there.

Image: beatak

Using wave on Netbooks

I got my Asus Eee PC with a 10″ 1024×600 screen two weeks ago. It would be very useful to have Google Wave on this computer. The first thing I did was to attach the computer to a large external screen and then run the Wave. It worked pretty well because you could see everything.

The big advantage of a laptop computer is that it can be brought anywhere. Besides, its light and not bulky. Well, mine has a really long battery life that can last for a full working day if it set to standby mode when it is not being used. This also works well if you are going to write or note important points in meetings or events.

I used the notebook to tweet, write notes and work in wave.

If you don’t change any of the windows settings you cannot see much like shown on the following image.

It is fairly easy to work in wave with the Eee. The screen is not big, but it is possible to make the Wave panel larger to write well. There is still a large part in the window, which is taken by the header and form fields. The Eee has a mode where it is possible to mimic a larger screen and thereby roll the windows so you only see the wave.

Firefox also has to be in Full screen. This way you get more space to write on and it also removes the bar in the window screen.

The problem with the Wave exists if you start adding images or gadgets. They can often not fit into the small 600 pixels in height. I tried to use the Gravity Gadget on the computer and it was very difficult to get a full overview of the process because the screen was to small.

Typing on it is another problem I noticed in the beginning because I thought  it will be slow. There was too much JavaScript for the Atom processor. It only seems to have been improved I can now write as fast as I want.

The off-line wave mode does also work pretty well. What you type will get synced in with the wave when you get back on-line. This is also interesting if you want to save the battery by stopping the Wifi connection or to any conference where the Internet connection is unstable.

I see it is possible to use wave also on small notebooks like mine. They can handle a much richer environment than mobile phones.