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08/05/2010 10:12:07 AM · #1
Goodbye Google Wave......

After the initial hype, the scramble for invites (guilty as charged) the realism sets in.

Google Wave Canned!!
06/20/2010 08:21:08 PM · #2
Originally posted by dagaleaa:

sorry mistake...


Well, Wave hasn't been exactly a run-away success... But to call it a "sorry mistake",, well... That's just a bit far don't you think? ;)
06/20/2010 08:15:05 PM · #3
sorry mistake...

Message edited by author 2010-06-20 20:17:23.
01/28/2010 04:40:23 PM · #4
Professional: as the boss I have some say in how things work. I installed it and started the types of waves I saw us using it for. When I got invites to send out I prioritized by department and sent invites. When they received them I told them to just notify me and I would take it from there to get them set up. Then I installed Chrome (fastest vehicle for Wave) and added them as contacts to the appropriate waves. Not one person has complained or indicated any frustration in using it. I created one Wave that has all company contacts in it so all could add them and also provided a link to the Wave Guide online as well as outlined the proposed uses for Wave and invited all to comment and also add suggestions for uses. I can say now three months into it, all are using it regularly, about 50% have it running and minimized to the taskbar and check when they see they have new info. I have a monitor dedicated to Wave in the office so I can respond rapidly when needed. I also have a few of our biggest customers into it as well and this works great for the design and engineering departments. Many,many uses in the office and everyone seems to have just gone with it. I know most also use it for personal communications now as well.

Personal: I simply sent invites to my kids, mom, wife with instructions and informed them that from now on I would be using Wave for communicating. No one complained and even my mom loves it. Her and my sister are using it all day - text, voice and video as well as pictures and stuff from projects they are working on (my sis makes specialty baby things by hand and some of the stuff my mom makes for her store) so they just found it so much easier to communicate since my sis is in Texas and mom in NY. I don't think they use the phone at all anymore.

My kids and especially my grandkids love it as they love to video chat with me, post pics of stuff they do in school and their activities, etc. (my grandson loves to set the webcam so I can watch him play Wii)

Honestly, I never found any confusion or frustration in using it/learning it and from the first day I heard about it could not wait to get my invite and start. I tried cruising the public waves - just not into them and there are public waves on almost everything. But for work and family it has been great.

Message edited by author 2010-01-28 16:42:49.
01/28/2010 04:18:28 PM · #5
Originally posted by CEJ:

use it daily for both personal and professional communications.

Vikas: All you need to know about Wave

Scroll below the purchase the book advert and all chapters are linked and complete.


Thats interesting - how did you find it converting your personal contacts to use it? No one I suggested it to seemed to enjoy it/pick it up very well. Do you think it still has a long way until it matures?
01/28/2010 02:56:28 PM · #6
Originally posted by citymars:

Hehe, good question. I left it at the "I don't get it" stage.

Same here..... never made it past the head scratching stage :-(
01/28/2010 01:19:47 PM · #7
Yeah, I found that large waves get really slow really fast. My uses for Wave are few and far between, but I am currently using it for a collaborative academic project.
01/28/2010 12:57:14 PM · #8
No - no joke. The link should have taken you to the 'manual' for Wave. The top of the page has the advert for purchasing the book. The bottom half has links to each chapter online. What did you think was a joke?

If all you want is info on Wave, read the first chapter.

Message edited by author 2010-01-28 12:58:04.
01/28/2010 11:45:57 AM · #9
Originally posted by CEJ:



Vikas: All you need to know about Wave

Scroll below the purchase the book advert and all chapters are linked and complete.


haha .. that was a joke right?
01/28/2010 11:34:05 AM · #10
use it daily for both personal and professional communications.

Vikas: All you need to know about Wave

Scroll below the purchase the book advert and all chapters are linked and complete.

Message edited by author 2010-01-28 11:34:40.
01/28/2010 11:28:59 AM · #11
whats Google Wave? :)
01/28/2010 11:20:34 AM · #12
Originally posted by Simms:

So after the hype has died down - is anyone out there still USING this?

It was far too slow and cumbersome for me - started getting confusing as well...

I'd forgotten about it! - I haven't logged in for ages. I found it was too difficult to easily see new additions to a wave. Also, large waves started to get very very slow.
01/28/2010 11:20:09 AM · #13
Hehe, good question. I left it at the "I don't get it" stage.

01/28/2010 11:19:40 AM · #14
Originally posted by Simms:

So after the hype has died down - is anyone out there still USING this?

It was far too slow and cumbersome for me - started getting confusing as well...


I got bored with it quite quickly and gave up!
01/28/2010 11:13:33 AM · #15
So after the hype has died down - is anyone out there still USING this?

It was far too slow and cumbersome for me - started getting confusing as well...
12/03/2009 09:30:00 AM · #16
so I after watching the 1 1/2 hour intro vid last night:

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_UyVmITiYQ&feature=video_response

I think I am better past the "I don't get it" stage, but I'd still like to play more.

What are all you DPChallenge folks actually doing with it right now?
Given the multimedia sharing and collaboration features available, should we try to create a shared photo album wave?

Here is an idea (just to start the conversation):

A Before and After gallery. We start with some images people volunteer to post and all wave participants are then allowed to edit/rename/rearrange, etc and see what we get.

or we could just start a wave to see what we should do in a wave. :)

or (for those of us with a technical bent) we could try to create some DPChallenge specific extensions

who wants to play?

Dave
12/02/2009 11:44:09 PM · #17
U da man, JH. :)
Thx
12/02/2009 11:38:28 PM · #18
Originally posted by IndigoButterfly:

May I have one please? My email is tilly.zee[at]gmail.com
Thanks!

Sent
12/02/2009 11:28:43 PM · #19
I have a few invites left. PM me if you need one.

Also here is my google wave info.
papasqrt@googlewave.com

Message edited by author 2009-12-03 00:50:09.
12/02/2009 11:19:48 PM · #20
May I have one please? My email is tilly.zee[at]gmail.com
Thanks!
12/02/2009 08:00:52 PM · #21
Originally posted by ambaker:

Got the invite! Thanks! I can feel the love already...

Excellent - The invites must be getting sent immediately instead of being delayed like they were a few weeks ago.

I have 16 available again. So if there anyone who wants one, PM me or post here.
12/02/2009 07:38:02 PM · #22
Originally posted by JH:

Originally posted by ambaker:

I'm always the last one to the party, it seems.... ;-)

If anyone would feel kindly, I would be honored to be invited.

ambaker@gmail.com

Sent.

btw, I wish I could Google Google Wave to see how many 'I don't get it' first posts are out there.

The Google Wave Learning Curve
1) The "I don't get it" phase
2) The "don't bother logging in again until someone mentions it to you" phase


Got the invite! Thanks! I can feel the love already...
12/02/2009 06:49:46 PM · #23
Originally posted by ambaker:

I'm always the last one to the party, it seems.... ;-)

If anyone would feel kindly, I would be honored to be invited.

ambaker@gmail.com

Sent.

btw, I wish I could Google Google Wave to see how many 'I don't get it' first posts are out there.

The Google Wave Learning Curve
1) The "I don't get it" phase
2) The "don't bother logging in again until someone mentions it to you" phase

Message edited by author 2009-12-02 18:50:06.
12/02/2009 06:46:04 PM · #24
I'm always the last one to the party, it seems.... ;-)

If anyone would feel kindly, I would be honored to be invited.

ambaker@gmail.com
12/02/2009 06:06:23 PM · #25
you're the mostest awesomest, thank you!

Originally posted by ericwoo:

Originally posted by Ristyz:

for once I'd love to be in the frontrunners and not the stragglers of something new.

Anyone care to send an invite? cristy at horse-photography dot com


I'll send it now.

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