Sunday, June 14, 2009

Google Wave

Perhaps the newest big thing in social networking is the recent announcement by Google about its new...product? platform? protocol? All of the above? The new thing is: Google Wave.

Google Wave was presented at the recent (May 27) keynote address at the Google I/O Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. What happens when you make a browser capable of mashing together all of the following communication/collaboration tools?

E-mail, mailing lists, message boards, Instant Messaging, blogs, wikis, collaborative documents, tags, photo sharing, video sharing, Facebook-like features...(you could probably throw in other stuff like bookmark-sharing, too).

Anyhow, my description will fall far short of any possible demo, so run, do not walk, to the video of that keynote demo, which you can find here:

Watch the video, and then tell me...can you imagine what this might do for collaborative genealogical research? The mind boggles!

Second Life - the book talk

I'm going to play a little catch-up on the blog with a few postings. First, I want to thank those who set up my recent book talk on Second Life, especially SLers Abbey Zenith and Cindy Elkhart. Second, I want to thank those who attended.

And finally, I'll share a photo taken during the book talk by Barbara Collazo: