I waited patiently to get my invitation to Google Wave. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, my Google Wave invitation came. Like a child on Christmas Day I followed the link and got Wave up and running. “Here we go”, I thought. Time to move into the next generation of email and collaboration tools.
Wow, was I disappointed. Quite frankly, I just don’t get it. And I don’t see what the big fuss is. I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t used Wave for long, but quite frankly I am underwhelmed. I was expecting something that was going to knock me off my feet. Perhaps my expectations were too high. Perhaps the fact that this is Beta software still under development is a factor. Perhaps the fact that I just don’t full understand Wave’s capabilities is also a factor. But I just don’t see what all the hype was about. Heck, I see big names in the tech industry like Chris Brogan are Tweeting the same thing.
Like much of the world, I just love Google. I love Gmail, Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Google Apps, Google Docs. You name it, I love it. And I thought I would have the save reaction to Wave. But not to this point.
For anyone interested, I do have several Google Wave invitations left to pass on to others. If you would like one of those invitations, leave a comment below asking for one and I will send it your way.
What has your experience been with Google Wave? What am I missing? Please enlighten me!
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