Google Wave: Do you guys have it yet?

Saraid Saraid
I just got Google Wave and even though I'm kind of confused about its functions it seems like it could be really useful.

Who has it? Also, any reviewers need an invite? I have 7 left!
11/28/2009
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Tuesday Tuesday
Quote:
Originally posted by Saraid
I just got Google Wave and even though I'm kind of confused about its functions it seems like it could be really useful.

Who has it? Also, any reviewers need an invite? I have 7 left!
I have it. Its a little more frustrating to use than I expected. In the demo video there isn't the incredible lag that I experience nearly all the time.
11/28/2009
Saraid Saraid
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Originally posted by Tuesday
I have it. Its a little more frustrating to use than I expected. In the demo video there isn't the incredible lag that I experience nearly all the time.
Yeah, I get the lag, too. Hopefully it's something they'll work out soon.
11/28/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
Here's an image that captures the hype vs reality.

link
11/28/2009
Sir Sir
I do not know what it is. Would either of you explain to me?
11/28/2009
Saraid Saraid
It's supposed to be an application to easily collaborate with others and send documents and files. I have only used it for chatting so far since I have nothing to share, but it could come in handy.
11/28/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
Its like a combined chat/discussion application that shows you new entries as they are being typed. Users can all edit other's posts ('blips') so multiple people can edit the same body of text. You can easily add images and video to blips. There are also extensions you can add to your waves to give them new functionality, like posting to twitter directly from a wave. You can playback a wave so you can see the changes to it over time. In reality playback is insanely slow.

There are actually many more features to it.

Its supposed to give you a faster real-time way to communicate, but in reality there seem to be few people online at any given time even in waves with many users. If many people are in a wave at the same time or after a wave has reached a certain size, its really slow even if you have beefy bandwidth. The dream of fast, up-to-the-minute multi-user communication isn't quite there yet.
11/28/2009
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Tuesday
Here's an image that captures the hype vs reality.

link
Is that your lovely artwork? LOL!
11/28/2009
DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO
I imagine once it gains popularity and they work out the kinks it will get better. I love the illustration. =p
11/28/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
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Originally posted by NuMe
Is that your lovely artwork? LOL!
Its not mine. I wouldn't have cropped off some of the words. But it is funny.
11/28/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I also have invites. A lot of them, as I got invited at three email addies.
11/28/2009
Sammi Sammi
I'd love to check it out
11/28/2009
Saraid Saraid
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Originally posted by Sammi
I'd love to check it out
If you DM me your email on Twitter I'll send you one.
11/28/2009
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Saraid
If you DM me your email on Twitter I'll send you one.
Done. Thanks!
11/28/2009
ArmyWife Kira ArmyWife Kira
I have it but i'm too confused on how to use it.
11/28/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Huh. Another crappy project from google? d=

I'll probably check it out.. someday
11/28/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
We've already started some fun waves. Woohoo!
11/28/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I still have a ton of invites and there, as Epiphora said, some really nifty waves started. Let me know if you need an invite!
11/29/2009
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