Posted on 1 Oct 2009 by Justin Ruckman
Google launched its Wave application today to the first 100,000 users, a product hyped to reinvent email and online communication. It’s only in beta for now, but make no mistake as to the service’s refinement: this is a company that just a few months ago took Gmail, the third most popular webmail service in the world, out of beta.
That’s not to say it doesn’t have its flaws though. (Scrolling, for instance, seems sometimes painfully slow.) But its real-time rich communication abilities are fascinating. Watching the people you’re talking with type their responses letter by letter completely changes the traditional “instant message” dynamic. Not to mention the ability to easily insert videos, photos, maps and a variety of other objects directly into the conversation.
Wave is only as fun as the people you talk to though, so I’m curious who all in Charlotte has a Wave account? I know we’re considering using Wave as a tool for CLT Blog contributers to collaborate through, once enough people have access.
Leave your wave addresses in the comments so we can find each other. For now, I’m firstname.lastname@example.org (haha), but that’s just the account they activated first. I’ll move into something more permanent eventually.
Also, if you have invites to share, or are looking for some, drop a line here, maybe we can all help each other out.