Nope, I’m not going to be posting every single day but will be posting as and when I discover new findings or have made some form of progress.
Yesterday, I was feeling very blonde with Google WAVE and I’m not convinced that’s changed but I am going to stick around and give it some of my attention.
After my frustration yesterday trying to invite someone, I decided it was time for me to actually go and read the help section instead of jumping in the deep end.
No more invites for now
So this was my progress today.
I discovered that I am still waving by myself or waving to myself as I cannot easily wave with anyone, reminds me of the song by Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb where it starts “Is there anybody out there?”
I also discovered that numerious invitations were sent out, 100,000 I believe and in the help section it said that there is a long waiting list to be processed which means that “the lights are off “and no more invites are being sent but once Google has caught up they will be waving invites to current users to invite others so I have to wait until I see the wave invite option in my Google WAVE inbox. Correct me if I’m wrong but this is what I read in their help section. This made me feel a little less blonde.
It’s a waiting game
So everyone who is asking me for invites, “it ain’t gonna happen” in the near future and even if it did by the sounds of things you may have to wait a while. I also have to laugh at all the comments I read from people asking for invites on various blog posts, how funny, as I am sure that most people who can invite others will only be inviting people they know or have a relationship with.
I know for me personally, I would really like to try out this new collaboration tool with my inner circle and by this I mean my team and close colleagues. In running a virtual business it is very important to always find ways of working more efficienctly and finding ways to be more productive and this may be one of those solutions. Anyway, right now while the lights are off and I’m waving to myself it is rather difficult to experience Google WAVE properly because I need my team on board to be able to do this.
Google WAVE application
On another note however, looking at the application it seems pretty straight forward, adding a contact seems easy enough to do and you can import CSV files which is a bonus, now I can export my contacts from Outlook into my GoogleWAVE contact section. Clicking on various functions seems rather sticky. I tried to access various folders, such as inbox, trash, and all and had to click a few times before anything happened, seemed stuck.
I twittered to see if any of my followers are part of Google WAVE and so far not much joy but Simon Mohr of Canterbury Geeks is a WAVE user and has added me to his list of “How to Tips for WAVE” , “yay” I have two contacts on my list now and have finally received one WAVE message from someone I know, Simon Mohr who is waving with some other wavers who are busy sharing their tips and tricks in a WAVE discussion and now I need to find something useful to add to their discussion.