haven’t quite figured out how to catch a wave

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.)

holy shit, google wave looks amazing

I must say, after seeing the keynote presentation for Google Wave which was unveiled this morning, I can suddenly see how as latency and throughput of internet connections improve, new paradigms in communication will evolve. If you have the time (probably about an hour or so), check out the keynote presentation at the bottom of Google’s blog post on the topic.

Imagine the power of a rolled up real-time conversational and collaborative tool for anything from a quick chat to an ongoing team-based document creation effort. Complete with rich text, images, audio, video and pretty much anything else you can think of.