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Social Media Grows into Collaboration Tool

First stories and novels created with Twitter. All the rage around the literary world...

Now, news reporting and journalism created using Google Wave.

What's next?

And what is changing?

The Seattle Times created a Wave, made it public and tweeted out to their users that they could join in. They did this using the #washooting hashtag, something we had started on Sunday. It instantly had fellow "Wavers" joining and a healthy dose of content being contributed. At the height of the Wave there were close to 500 people participating -- so many that it was quite bogged down at times.

Read more at: Seattle Times

Community is becoming more and more important to Internet communications. As is "purpose".

Inane tweeting about what you had for breakfast is such a waste of bandwidth, but tweeting about important community events can take our instant communications and collaboration tools to new heights of participatory storytelling and group knowledge building.

The times, they are a-changing!