Google Wave? Sure.

Posted by Prince Gomolvilas
ON Wednesday, December 09, 2009
As you may know, Google pretty much rules every part of my online existence. However, I have no idea what the new invitation-only Google Wave is.

But when I saw on Facebook that Jason from Is That a Gavel in Your Pants? had some invites to give away, I was on it like a whore on money.

I don't really know what I'm supposed to do with Google Wave yet and I'm not sure I should really care, but that's not the point. The point is that I have it and you don't.

But, alas, I have eight invitations I am allowed to give out to people. Do you want it? Do you want it?!
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  1. John Said,

    Ooo ooo ooo, gimme gimme gimme! I keep reading about it but I haven't the foggiest what it actually is and how it's used. Is it email? Is it chat? Is it chatty email?


  2. It is done. Google says it may take a while for the invite to get to you for some reason.


  3. John Said,

    Thanks Prince!


  4. I sent you a wave. I have yet to figure it out, but the cool thing so far is what happens when I'm talking to someone who is also currently online. It's like IMing without having to stare at the words "ashfalls up is typing..." and then wait forever until you get a response. I can see what they're typing as they're typing. It makes chats go by a lot quicker, almost like a face to face conversation, minus sound and a face. Does that make sense?

    You can also transfer files instantly just by dragging them into the wave.

    I saw the demo of everything it can do, but I think this is truly a VERY limited preview because I don't see the options to do some of the cool things I saw the google people do.


  5. Tim Said,

    I'm interested!


  6. Ashley, thanks for the primer. Perhaps I will make use of it someday.

    Tim, sent!


  7. Mead Said,

    Wave is at its best when you have files to share with a group you're working with; you can pull in images, video, etc., and it can all happen in real time. Nice for working on a collaborative project. But currently it's like the hundredth monkey story; Wave kind of needs everyone to adopt it at once in order for it to be much use.

    So Prince, let's befriend each other there or whatever the term would be. (Wave to each other, I guess?) Maybe we can figure out what to do with the thing whilst waiting for the rest of the galaxy to show up....

    PS Did you see I tweeted about your fun Facebook gaffes?


  8. I don't know what the fuck you're talking about but I want some.


  9. hey prince, wave me, i am on there but don't know who to wave with...


  10. Alan Goy Said,

    If you got an extra invite, I'll give it a try!


  11. quin browne Said,

    i have it, and have no idea what it is supposed to do...


  12. Okay, so, like, I've been on it, and I can't figure out shit. It's not designed easy like GoogleTalk, where you can see who's online and just click them to communicate. I think. I'm not sure. It just lists like everybody who's ever sent me an e-mail. What is this thing?!


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