I happened upon a very engaging conversation with Paul Simbeck-Hampson (@simbeckhampson), and as we discussed and debated some of the merits of Google Wave, the use-case we referred back to, #lrnchat, highlighted something for Paul that he quickly took action on: organize a volunteer effort to produce weekly summaries of #lrnchat events.
In my opinion, this is a highly valuable opportunity for lurkers and observers of #lrnchat to participate and contribute to the community. It’s definitely something that’s needed. #lrnchat works great for contributors who participate in the moment, but it is often very difficult to make sense of the threads of conversation post-game — much less to put what you learned in a usable format to share with others in your organization.
If you love #lrnchat and you reslish the opportunity to really absorb what’s being discussed, the transfer from one format to another is a strong way to engrain that knowledge.
Paul has information on how to get started with this effort on the #lrnchat website.
UPDATE: The first summary is located here: http://lrnchat.wordpress.com/myths-truths/