haven’t quite figured out how to catch a wave

Posted on 16 November 2009

waveclipI’ve now had a Google Wave account for about the past 2 weeks. Yet, despite having several of my friends on my contacts list, I haven’ t yet figured out a way to employ it that’s useful. So far, I’m pretty sure I’ve had the standard Wave beginner’s journey: Log in, update status, read through the welcome waves…

Chat with someone just like you would with Google Talk (but with live updating typing, ooer!). Send a wave to someoneĀ  who’s not online right now, just like you would with Gmail. Play with editing someone else’s conversation, throw a voting gadget in, make fonts and colours all pretty and such.

I’ve had all these excited conversations with people about how revolutionary this thing is and yet despite my intense nerdiness haven’t really managed to get anything much to fruition. My inbox languishes empty, and I scuttle my way back to Gmail again. Have you done anything cool with Wave yet? Has it made some kind of communication much easier for you?

(… I’ll pre-empt many people’s first reaction by letting you know I haven’t been graced with any invites to give out yet.)

2 responses to haven’t quite figured out how to catch a wave

  • Gus says:

    Same here. I’ve had it for a few weeks now, nobody messages me there. Apparently it’s really good for collaboratory documents, meetings minutes, that kinda thing. But until everyone at work gets it, probably not much use šŸ™

    • cam says:

      Yeah, I really get the feeling that it’s more of a work tool than a play tool. Seems the only thing I can think of that would be good in it that’s not work related is trying to organise a holiday or a night out or something.

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