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Ok If you have joined in on Google Wave then here are some tips.

First off you will find life much easier if you simply add a picture. Here is a screen shot of my waves (yes I'm pretty new on it too)

google wave tutorial for beginners

Ok you can see with the exception of one friend everyone is a gray face - this is not good because as you can tell above it doesn't say who the wave is from you only see their picture. Its hard to tell one gray face from another. Now yes if you hover over them it says the name but a picture makes it so much easier!

So here are the basics as put by "Doctor Wave" on Google Wave - the videos are short which makes it easier to view:

The Basics

Starting a new wave

A wave can be both a document and a conversation.


Replying to a wave

You can reply anywhere in a wave.


Editing waves

All participants on a wave can edit any part of the wave, at the same time.

Reading through waves

To quickly read through unread blips in a wave, hit the spacebar.

Using Playback

The playback feature lets you move through the history of a wave.

Attaching photos and files

To attach a file to a wave, start in edit mode. Then either:

  • Click the paperclip and select the file from your desktop or
  • To drag and drop right from the desktop into a wave, install Gears in your browser.

Spelling correction

Google Wave’s spelling correction uses the context of your message to correct your spelling.




Scrolling

The scrollbars in Google Wave are a little different.



Organizing your waves

Clearing your inbox

You can remove waves from your inbox in two main ways:

  • Archive: takes a wave out of your inbox until someone updates it
  • Mute: takes a wave out of your inbox unless someone adds a private reply to you

You can always find these waves again by searching for them.

Searching for waves

Use the search box to find waves by typing keywords and advanced search terms.


Creating a saved search

Find a set of waves quickly with a saved search.



Adding tags to a wave

Tags are an easy way participants can share organization of waves. Any participant can add or remove a tag.



Making folders

Create folders to organize your waves.



Now if you're not a member of Google Wave yet and you want to get in on the ground floor then drop me a PM (Note: only Premium Members can PM). Right now its by invite only but I dont mind hooking up a few friends here and there (I have 11 invites let - first come first serve)
Big Grin

For more information you can also check out this thread:

Doing the Google Wave

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?

Hmmmm. I'm that grey face, but I see a picture when I look at my own stuff. How odd.... *goes add picture*

I have invites as well, should anyone want one. Just got my google invite last night, and now we're having a party!

Edit: It pulled my picture off gmail, but it wasn't showing it. I uploaded one of the very few pictures I have of myself, even though it's terrible.

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?

Ok that is odd but I see your picture now. Do you see a picture for me or gray face?

OK James and I had fun this morning waving at each other. Its fun you can edit each others text as you go and chat in the middle of a chat. Its almost like if a chat room and email service merged. We have to play more for sure and not make it explode (it said it exploded Laughing).

Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?

I see your picture, and a black rose for Dogg's.

Yeah, it is pretty fun... I kinda see it as one big chat room, with the chance to really mess with someone... Exactly my cup of tea. Just so ya know, smartmom confessed she jumps out at little children at Halloween and kills them.... Beware.

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?
James Clerk wrote:

Just so ya know, smartmom confessed she jumps out at little children at Halloween and kills them.... Beware.

ROFL
yeah you totally edited my message to say that and to say "I steal souls. Just so ya know." Your a evil person James - Laughing I like that. Yeah this is going to be fun. This is also the perfect email for those who have random thoughts. If you're OCD and very orderly then run away as this might drive you nuts. Its email on drugs - a little screwy but oh so fun!

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?

On Googles blog they announced that they are giving wave customers more invitations. They are also allowing more folks to register HERE to get on board. Now how long will it take to get the acceptance via request I have no idea (took me a while when I did it). Needless to say if anyone is wanting one let me know and I'll hook ya up. Invites by other members you get the same day Big Grin

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?

I have 24 invites if anyone needs one.

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?

I can spare some invites to people who can PM me . Just PM me with your email address

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?
rishihot55 wrote:

Just PM me with your email address

Only Premium Members can PM here (its one of the perks). Email addresses can not be posted in the open (saving you from the spamers).

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?

Thanks SmartMom, but can't normal members be PM'ed by Premium Members?

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Re: Getting Started With Google Wave - Need A Invite?

Nope, you have to be a premium member to send or receive. Another perk that premies have is that they can look at other members profiles here on Geekrop so if you list your facebook / myspace / twtter or your IM then they could reach you off site if they wanted to.

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