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Google Wave Available for Everyone

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by 1swag, May 19, 2010.

  1. 1swag

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    Starting today, we are making Google Wave openly available to everyone as part of Google Labs. You no longer need an invitation to wave -- simply visit wave.google.com and sign right in. Likewise, if you are a Google Apps administrator at a business, school or organization, you can now easily enable Google Wave for all your users at no extra cost (more on our Enterprise blog).

    We began previewing Google Wave with individuals and a handful of Google Apps customers six months ago. Since then, Wave has been used in a great many interesting ways. It's clear from the invaluable feedback we've received that Wave is a great place to get work done, in particular for teams working together on projects that involve lots of discussion and close coordination. Here are a few examples:

    Business: Co-workers at companies large and small are using Wave, from writing software code at Lyn and Line and coordinating ad campaigns at Clear Channel Radio, to international project communications for Deloitte's As One project.

    Education: University students and professors worldwide have used waves within and beyond the classroom to collaborate on Latin poetry translations, write academic research papers and even build new functionality with Wave's APIs. An ICT teacher also enjoyed having her 5th-graders do their class research in Wave.

    Creative collaboration: From virtual art classes to writing the Complete Guide to Google Wave itself, waves make it easier for groups to review and critique multimedia content like images and videos. (We've heard that Wave is fun for gaming, too.)

    Organizations and conferences: The Debatewise Global Youth panel explored climate change across 100 countries and waves at eComm (Emerging Communication Conference), LCA 2010 conference and HASTAC 2010 helped track speaking sessions. We are using waves in the same manner at today's Google I/O conference.
     
  2. ForeverNever

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    I think Google Wave has failed before it's even launched.

    I have had an account for a while and i still don't even know exactly what it is.
     
  3. trevor1617

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    Haha forgot wave existed.
     
  4. HoNeYBiRD

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    it was only interesting such as many other things on this world until i didn't have it, after that i sent a couple of invites and that's all, i didn't login since then
     
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    Same here - I logged in a few times, got confused, never went back.
     
  6. stevea326

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    It would have been interesting if Google marketed a bit differently and got more people to adapt to it. I think the idea is cool, but just not enough people are using it.
     
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    It has its uses but only when other people are using it as well.
    I use it mainly to stay in sync with my sales staff and outsourcers
    as I can see the progress of any project at the click of a mouse.
     
  9. macewan

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    Jesus, totally forgot about sending invites. :eek:
     
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    wave should be waived, I only login 3 times for curiosity sake.
     
  11. abdoue2004

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    google wave is a great app for collaboration in my opinion i have added the mindmap plugin and started the conversation with my offshore outsourced team the results were great with less effort i see a niche here if someone release an ebook on how to use wave effectively to boost your business many struggeling small business owners will love it as a free alternative to some expensive monthly payment project management tools