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5 must-read Google Wave articles

Posted by Danny Whatmough on 2nd October 2009

So Google Wave has launched in beta and the (tech) world has gone crazy.

I’m yet to receive an invite (hint hint), despite having signed up the day it was announced. Google suggests that more invites will be on their way soon however, so fingers crossed!

As I’ve written before, I think Google Wave will be a game changer, especially as widespread internet availability increases and smartphones become more and more prevalent.

There has been a lot of coverage about the launch and some interesting articles with differing opinions, so I thought I’d do a quick round-up of the best ones I’ve found so far.

Let me know what I’ve missed in the comments.

How Google Wave could transform journalism – LA Times

For the last two months, while we’ve been testing the Google Wave developer preview, we have been talking amongst ourselves about how this thing could change (or add to) what we do. So, here’s a list of a few wild ideas we had for using Wave.

Google Wave crashes on beach of overhype – Scobelizer

I just got my Google Wave invite. No, I’m already out, so I can’t send one to you, sorry. But this service is way overhyped and as people start to use it they will realize it brings the worst of email and IM together: unproductivity.

Geeks Try Google Wave, Have Mixed Feelings – ReadWriteWeb

Robert Scoble, Steve Rubel and Louis Gray are three tech blogger geeks that love to use new tools and all got to test Google’s new real-time communication platform Wave today. It’s possible that when the rush is over the Wave experience will seem less overwhelming, but the kinds of initial reactions these three had aren’t good.

HOW TO: Get Started with Google Wave – Mashable

So what if you’re one of the lucky ones to get an invite, or just want to understand exactly how this new tool works?

Google Wave could prove a threat to Facebook, Twitter – Computerworld

Analysts say that Google’s Wave collaboration and communication tool could find its initial success as an alternative to social networks like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

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Geeks Try Google Wave, Have Mixed Feelings