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philm
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Sep 30, 2009, 09:37 AM
 
As with all these new-fangled Internet ideas, I'm intrigued with Google Wave and what it has to offer. As far as I can tell, it opens in about 90 minutes to people who are already invited. If you happen to have a spare invitation, I'd appreciate one!

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Sep 30, 2009, 10:28 AM
 
Adding to the list of people that would like an invite.

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Sep 30, 2009, 11:01 AM
 
I don't get it.

Am I getting old?

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Sep 30, 2009, 11:15 AM
 
Requested an invite myself, but no dice so far. Any invites going free are gratefully accepted!

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Sep 30, 2009, 11:19 AM
 
Add me to the list of people who do not want an invite.
     
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Sep 30, 2009, 11:26 AM
 
Just what I need... another "tool" that will make my life "easier".
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Sep 30, 2009, 11:28 AM
 
If you ask me life is already too convenient!
     
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Sep 30, 2009, 11:43 AM
 
"The road to success is dotted with the most tempting parking spaces."
     
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Sep 30, 2009, 03:46 PM
 
I signed up to join the beta when I first saw the form but it doesn't seem like I've been accepted into the beta.

Likewise, I'd love to get an invitation code if anyone has any.
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Sep 30, 2009, 03:53 PM
 
Invitations go out at around 10am Aussie time (about 8pm ET).

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Sep 30, 2009, 08:14 PM
 
Is there any good reason to want in on Google Wave other than "it's a Google product; therefore it must be awesome"...?
     
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Sep 30, 2009, 08:24 PM
 
That infers that Google products are on general, awesome. Which they aren't.

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Sep 30, 2009, 08:49 PM
 
I don't know about that. I really like Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Voice.

I wouldn't, however, pay $300 on eBay for an invite to any of them. It's just a website, after all.
     
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Sep 30, 2009, 08:52 PM
 
Google Docs? Can't even keep a list properly formatted! Ever tried copying that **** back and forth with expected results? *sigh*

Google Docs, while immensely handy, feels much more like a beta product than Gmail EVER did despite it's beta tag.

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Sep 30, 2009, 08:56 PM
 
Oh. I mostly just use it for sharing lists via the spreadsheets. I've used it for a few other things, but that's its biggest use to me.
     
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Sep 30, 2009, 10:18 PM
 
erik, it doesn't infer, it implies. A common mistake.

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Sep 30, 2009, 10:40 PM
 
Thanks BM. Got to work on my ESL skills a bit more I see.

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Oct 1, 2009, 03:02 AM
 
Did anyone get invited so far?
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Oct 1, 2009, 07:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
That infers that Google products are on general, awesome. Which they aren't.
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alex_kac
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Oct 1, 2009, 11:54 PM
 
I have Wave, but so far I really don't see the benefit.
     
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Oct 2, 2009, 12:13 AM
 
Google Wave: "We took the worst parts of Wikipedia and added a bunch of Ajax. And YOU'RE NOT INVITED"

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Oct 2, 2009, 01:05 AM
 
Eh, I'd love to play around with it if anyone does get some invites, but I'm not sure if it'll catch on.

And judging by the way they handled Analytics and Gmail, it'll stay beta for quite awhile.
     
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Oct 2, 2009, 11:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Google Wave: "We took the worst parts of Wikipedia and added a bunch of Ajax. And YOU'RE NOT INVITED"
Well, don't you know that AJAX makes everything better?

AJAX: the new Flash. Use it because you can, not because you need to.
     
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Oct 4, 2009, 07:31 PM
 
Robert Scoble (who's opinion I normally hold very low), makes some interesting points:

Google Wave’s unproductive email metaphors

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starman
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Oct 4, 2009, 07:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
Well, don't you know that AJAX makes everything better?

AJAX: the new Flash. Use it because you can, not because you need to.
Sounds like someone knows nothing about AJAX. What exactly do you have against it? I found that AJAX helps with at LEAST, live updates of information very well, without having to F5 the sh*t out of a site.

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Oct 4, 2009, 10:07 PM
 
Don't tell me, I bet it's in "beta"....right?
     
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Oct 5, 2009, 01:41 AM
 
Oh, nevermind.
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Oct 18, 2009, 05:37 PM
 
Maybe I'll really like it if I ever got to use it. But at the moment, I don't think I even understand it. Some kind of merging of emails, tweets and MSN, with widgets, i think, and, err, somebody called rosie who translates things incase you want to talk to foreign people, and you can play chess and sudoku. Nope, definitely don't understand. There's a video, yay, its 1 hour 20 minutes long, ugghhh. Anybody watched it?

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Oct 18, 2009, 09:14 PM
 
It'd be nice to have the 'open' the beta a bit more. Sending invites to just bloggers and tech pundits may help create buzz, but it doesn't show google the needs of the 'common people.'

Who do what common people do. Who want to live like common people. Who want to live like common people like you. Who laugh, and drink, and screw because theres nothing else to do.
     
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Nov 10, 2009, 08:50 PM
 
Bump on this older thread.

I got my account today, it's kinda weird. I don't understand it at all. Anyone else use theirs?
     
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Nov 10, 2009, 09:16 PM
 
I played with it for a few days, but haven't touched it in weeks. Right now I can't see any use for it.
     
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Nov 10, 2009, 09:37 PM
 
i would like an invite... i remember signing up weeks ago but haven't heard from Google ever since.
     
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Nov 10, 2009, 10:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Anyone else use theirs?
It's only useful if everybody else uses it. I haven't used my account once so far.
     
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Nov 10, 2009, 11:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
i would like an invite... i remember signing up weeks ago but haven't heard from Google ever since.
PM me your Gmail addy and I'll send you one when my account is enabled to send invites... they usually take a day or so to show up.
     
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Nov 10, 2009, 11:42 PM
 
Wow. For some reason my old college room mate sent me an invite. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, how to use it, or if anyone else I know is actually using it.

Awesome.
     
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Nov 11, 2009, 09:23 AM
 
I would love to use this, but of course I'm excluded from the beta. Yet, I had no problem getting a Google Voice invite in no time back in May.
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Nov 11, 2009, 09:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
What have the Romans ever done for us?
Aquaducts? Roads?
     
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Nov 12, 2009, 01:39 PM
 
Well, I got my invite.

I have absolutely no idea what I would ever do with this. But hey, it looks neat!

Actually - I do think it could have its uses, but EtherPad does the same thing, at least for the things I want to do...
     
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Nov 18, 2009, 07:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
Well, I got my invite.

I have absolutely no idea what I would ever do with this. But hey, it looks neat!

Actually - I do think it could have its uses, but EtherPad does the same thing, at least for the things I want to do...
Same here, but I think it might be useful for some of the stuff I do in work, now if only everybody else in work had it too!

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Nov 18, 2009, 01:10 PM
 
Got one a couple weeks ago. Hooray, I have no frickin people to use it with.
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Nov 18, 2009, 01:59 PM
 
It's the thin/thick client argument again. Everyone starts a move to thin clients, then everyone realizes how stupid it is to let other people be in charge of your own data, hardware catches up in performance and price, everyone moves back to thick clients.

Rinse and repeat. Happens every decade.
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Nov 18, 2009, 02:00 PM
 
You can search for withublic (with : public no spaces) in your wave search bar and it'll show you all the public waves that you can interact with.

I think Google Wave has potential but, like everyone says, right now there isn't anyone to interact with.
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Nov 18, 2009, 03:23 PM
 
I can't quite figure out what I want to do with it. Seems like a glorified IM to me.

The interface is typically bland google also.
     
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Nov 18, 2009, 04:45 PM
 
google probably bought the technology by accident.. and don't know what to do with it.. ya like I would trust some 3rd party multinational with sensitive data...
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Nov 18, 2009, 07:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
I can't quite figure out what I want to do with it. Seems like a glorified IM to me.

The interface is typically bland google also.
Pretty much, except that I guess it's easier to do multi-person IM, and it saves all your stuff for you so you can search it later.

You know, if you don't use logging already.

I do like the ability to drag and drop photos directly into a wave, though.
     
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Nov 22, 2009, 05:46 AM
 
I kinda found it to be somewhat like a wiki, but with more of a conversational focus, and with real-time editing.
     
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Nov 24, 2009, 01:07 PM
 
If anyone still needs an invite, PM me.

Although, atm I am kind of 'huh?' in regard to it.
     
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Nov 24, 2009, 03:47 PM
 
I am not sure if I have invites to send, or where I would find them....
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Nov 24, 2009, 04:29 PM
 
When your account is activated for sending invites, it'll show up as a wave. I've had my account for some time now, and haven't been activated. Rarg.
     
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I have 7 invites to give out, DM your Gmail addy if you want on the boat (pun not intended).
     
 
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