Jeff Pulver, the producer of the 140 Conferences mentioned he was sending invitations to use the Google Wave service to everybody who attended the 140 Conferences. So, I signed up to use Wave a month ago after receiving Pulver’s invite.
Well, I searched around on my Google Wave account for a while and didn’t find anybody I knew using it. So, my Wave account sat idle for a few weeks — Waves would seem to need other people to really show their stuff.
Not sure when — didn’t see a date on the message — but Google later sent me 30 invitations to use Google Wave that I could pass on to other people.
I figured the collaborative utility that Wave afforded its users might be of some use to Contributors at The Bloggers’ Bulletin. So, I sent the invitations around to as many BB Contributors as I could.
If you are looking for more information on what Google Wave is, the following links might give you a range of perspectives:
- Google’s explanation of Wave
- Wikipedia on Wave
- Mashable’s “Complete Guide” to Wave
- Tech Crunch’s more critical take on Wave: “Why Google Wave…”
- FT/techblog: Google Wave “is anti-Web”
How would I describe Wave? As the product of one corporate group’s reanalysis of Email itself given the web tools, broadband connectivity, cheaper server space, real-time web interaction, social media and viral communications that have emerged on the scene for web users in the last 15-20 years. However, you might have an easier time simply describing Wave as, well, “Wave.”