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:
[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6pgxLaDdQw[/youtube]
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.