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Google Wave Invites

2009-12-03 15:56:48.360792+00 by JT 9 comments

I've received 8 invites for google wave if anyone is interested in seeing what it's about. It doesn't seem very useful for my purposes, but if anyone wants to give it a shot and see what it's all about, feel free to let me know jftorres3(at)gmail(dot)com or post here and I'll send you one of the invites. If I run out, I'm sure everyone I email the invites to will receive 8 also, so it shouldn't be hard to keep a chain going if I run short.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-05 01:06:59.781567+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

The wave guide JT mentions is the latest project by Gina Trapani (founding editor of Lifehacker). It's intended to be a living book, available in a variety of formats (some free and some not): Online wiki, PDF, etc. I haven't started reading it yet either, but have heard a lot about it through the various tech channels I consume information from.

As for a use for Wave, @wordwill has been experimenting with using it to play pen-&-paper-style RPGs. Sadly, I'm not one of his players, but I think it sounds like a marvelous idea. I don't see Wave as taking the world by storm, but I do think it has the potential to be ground-breaking. I don't think it'll start to really shine until/unless "everybody" is on it. That doesn't mean that it'll replace other things, but I think it'll be a powerful collaboration tool - however you want to define that.

Oh, and I'm punkinhed@ in Google's World.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-04 18:15:58.280047+00 by: radix

I'm struggling a bit myself to find uses for it. It's most obvious use would be for some business activities, but my company doesn't want their information off their systems and have their own desktop collaboration software. My second thought was vacation planning with family, but quite honestly my family isn't technically savvy enough for this to be realistic. Third thought is for trip and/or restaurant outings with my geek buddies. So far I've only got five contacts across into wave, so that isn't ripe yet either.

Right now it's just a somewhat leveraged email/text chat tool for my buddies who also have been invited.

The Samuel Jackson thing is pretty cute and funny though.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-04 15:32:43.275058+00 by: Dan Lyke

Your invite should be inbound.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-04 15:17:56.814632+00 by: mkelley

interested here too, since I just got an Android-based phone this week. mkelley@gmail.com

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 18:30:02.68571+00 by: John Anderson

The one use that I've heard suggested -- but not seen in the wild, personally -- was real-time collaboratively-editted meeting notes/minutes. I think you'd want to relocate the final product once the meeting was over, but I can see that having some use...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 17:36:37.278097+00 by: Dan Lyke

Aside from the Google Wave Cinema: Pulp Fiction link that John passed around, I haven't found a use for it. Either email works well, or I want it publicly on one of my web sites.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 17:27:55.983892+00 by: JT

I also found a third-party wave guide, but I haven't delved into it too much.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 17:00:11.867374+00 by: John Anderson

genehack@ the obvious and i've got several left too...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 16:19:01.705143+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've got a few in the queue too, and I'm danlyke1@...