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Google Wave

Through the grapevine I heard more Wave invites had been given to existing Wavers, so I pulled out my Invite wave from the trash and saw that I have 38 invites available. Anyone on my list want one?

If you're already on Wave look me up:


Current Mood: bleh

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legolastn From: legolastn Date: November 30th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I offered the response was rather tepid.

Nobody seems to know what it is for.

Or, more accurately, they do think they know what it is for, and it is not for them.

zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 1st, 2009 01:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm starting to notice that as well now that the subject has finally caught some attention on GameHavoc. The main person bashing it bashes anything so he doesn't count, and the only other articulated opinion I've heard so far is more from a business perspective than a personal user.

Everyone else just seems like 'what?'.

Personally I've found a lot of situations I've wished I could use Wave, both in personal emails and daily work activities. There are two or three big selling points for me.

The first is have been the ability to thread conversations in the middle of other conversations.

The second is getting multiple people on the same wave length easily, and easily bringing other people onto the same wave length without interrupting on-going conversations (e.g. the Lead pulls in a Manager who pulls in a Sales Rep, all without splintering the conversation or sending an email to everyone just so that one new person has the existing conversation).

Another minor point is that conversations flow from top to bottom in Wave, whereas with email it flows from bottom to top, and optionally splinters as people reply in-line and the client may or may not handle that scenario very well. No client has a way of automatically notifying that a point two emails in has been replied to in-line, though.
philmach From: philmach Date: December 1st, 2009 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't really know much about it, but I'll give it a try.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 1st, 2009 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I've sent the nomination to the GMail account on your profile.

They have a video on their main page of some of the features it has. Basically it's a combination of email and instant messages in a collaborative environment. It has some nice features (see above comment) that I look forward to making it to mainstream one way or another.
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