Google Wave – Hang 10 on the wave of disappointment

When I first heard about Google wave I was excited to see something new from Google.

I watched the first video Google put out where they branded it as a revolutionary way to communicate.  It definitely looks like it has potential to save a lot of time and increase productivity in certain situations.

A condensed version of the original video Google made highlighting the features, can be watched below:

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I misunderstood the original video I watched, so when I first got my Google wave invite a couple of days ago I was pumped to get onto some gun related waves.  Of course I didn’t realize that the whole wave system is not public, and you have to invite people to join a wave.  Boooooooooooo…

Bare minimum I thought I’d at least be able to get on some “9mm v.s. .45” or “why the desert eagle .50 (DEAGLE) is the best gun evaahhhhhh” wave debates… but no….

There I was with my shiny new Google wave window open, and no one to talk to.

When you sign up for an account they give you 8 invites, so I decided to invite my dad to join so we could try it out.

We had a small conversation using the akward interface, and both quickly lost interest.

If I was still in university doing group projects I’d definitely give it another try.  Since I am not, I likely won’t spend any more time trying to figure it out until it gets out of its beta “preview”.  Hopefully the user interface will be more intuitive by then.

This picture really sums it up:


For those of you that are not completely turned off of by my poor review and are looking for an invite, you can email me, I have a couple remaining.