Google Wave

I was able to wrangle an invite to the latest thing Google has made that everyone wants. Google Wave. I keep hearing the same two questions over and over again.

“Is it cool?”

“What does it do?”

To be honest, I don’t know if I can answer either of this questions fully.

This is a product that is still in serious beta. It’s very crashy (from what I have heard) and not quite feature complete (again, from what I have heard). That said, from what I can tell so far, I think it _will be_ cool.

It’s a group collaboration app, not so much an email replacement like many people thought, or chat, which even more people thought. You would use this working on a project, for example. Sure you can chat in real time, but you can also add documents (full drag and drop support, even in Windows if you are using Chrome. I haven’t tried in Firefox yet), videos, images or whatever. I think.

One of the problems I’m having with it is that I don’t have any projects on the go with anyone else that is using it. This is definitely one of those things where a larger user base will be needed to get the most out of it. Using it by yourself doesn’t make sense when there are a bunch of other apps out there that do pretty much the same thing already. It’s going to be using this within a group that will make it really shine and blow people away. Otherwise it’s nothing more than Evernote, if Evernote didn’t sync and you could only use it on the web.

If you get an invite, hit me up over there. I would like to run a dummy project using, just to get an idea of how much power is there.

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By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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