Since the launch of Google Wave's preview, one of the major gripes was the fact that you needed to be invited in or have an account to participate in a Wave discussion. At the beginning of the month, Google announced an embed API that allows you to embed a Wave into any website and select who can see it.
It works very similar to acces inside of Wave so if you add only a few participants, they will be the only ones that can see the content. However, if you make the wave public (hint: add public 'at' a.gwave.com) everyone will be able to see the wave's content. Now that you can also control access (read/write), giving the public group (mentioned above) write access will allow anyone to log in with their wave login or login anonymously and participate.
How do you do it?
- Go to your Google Wave account, do you remember what that is? :-)
- Find the wave you want to embed and open it.
- Copy the URL out of your browsers address bar.
- Go to the Google Web Elements site for Wave, paste in the URL and follow the instructions.
- Copy the embed code and paste it into your site! That's it!
Below is the wave I took notes in at SolidWorks World 2010 for the SolidWorks 2011 sneak peak, enjoy! ~Lou