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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    If I can figure out how send invites, or even see where the iinvites are, I can throw some out into the wilds as
    well.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    @Fauxhammer - Eventually you should get a wave in your inbox informing you about having invites available. It's been almost a week for me, and I haven't gotten any. Which kinda sucks, because I finally sort of thought of a use for it, and none of the people that I wanted to participate have the damn thing.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    It would seem that the people who've been invited by other users don't get invitations; only the ones who've gotten theirs by requesting one from Google do.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    This is BULLSHIT.
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      CommentAuthortpete
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    @Seantaclaus - I just got my invite from a friend a couple days ago, and neither of us have figured out what to do with it. I'd appreciate it if you dropped me into the WC group as I'm curious to see what ideas people have for using this. I'm gtpete@googlewav......
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    I can't decide whether this or Wolfram Alpha or 'Ginger' has changed my life most significantly for the better...
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    It would seem that the people who've been invited by other users don't get invitations; only the ones who've gotten theirs by requesting one from Google do.

    I think it is generational. My friend, who invited me, was invited by a friend. I think maybe people who request get them, the next generation gets fewer, and then the third generation gets none. However, this is completely based on conjecture and heresay.
    • CommentAuthorbmstrong
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    I haven't been able to grab an invite either. These are mythically elusive.
    • CommentAuthorD-
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    @oddcult: Wolfram!!!
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    @tpete - Done. Should appear as a Wave within your GW inbox.

    @Fauxhammer, Anthony Reed, rickiep00h, taphead - From what I've gathered, 1st gen invites (those directly from Google) come immediately pre-packed with 20 invites. Those invites, when the intended recipients are allocated, can take anywhere from 2-4 days at the moment, and not necessarily handed out in the order that they were entered. 2nd gen invites (those from other people, or at least the one that Google invited directly) don't come with invites immediately, but they appear to be given invites to hand out after an as-yet-to-be-determined period of time (looks like under a few weeks). All invites submissions are being manually processed, ergo the turnaround time on who gets them. That being said, there also appears to possibly be a random invite factor on Google's part, where they may be inviting people based on mutual contact connections to others who have accepted Wave invites. While I've seen at least one situation directly that points toward this, I've seen no actual verification.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2009
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    If anyone's got an extra invite kicking around, I'd be happy to take it off your hands....and happily spread whatever invites I get to other WC'rs!

    tedcroland@gmail.com
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2009
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    Honestly, this looks a lot like Groove and Chandler to me, both of which in turn borrowed heavily from Lotus Notes. And both of which are also very poorly understood, positioned, and generally have little practical use outside of specific collaborative projects.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2009
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    > little practical use outside of specific collaborative projects

    "Specific collaborative projects" is the whole world, though, isn't it? I mean, what else is there (except for solicited and unsolicited broadcasts)?
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2009
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    As opposed to general communicative use.

    We've got a pretty big Sharepoint site at work, but for the most part it remains pretty much just a place to stick documents. I understand some companies have managed to make heavy use of social networking and collaborative technology for *general* application, but we haven't been one of them. I don't see a new platform really changing this very much.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2009
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    It looks (from the video) like quite the telecommuting tool.

    I mean for telecommuting there's Skype for teleconferencing, and remote desktop for sharing whatever document you're discussing, but hitherto it's not easy for multiple participants to simultaneously control/edit the document in question.

    More generally, in any kind of meeting it might make an interesting difference (for the better) for people to see the meeting's minutes being written in real-time.

    And it's common to edit a document and send the edits for review, whereas it would change the dynamic for people to see the document being edited live ... without even needing to leave their desks and go to a meeting room.

    I was like "Wow" when I saw the video. I wonder how much (if it all) and how people have been using it within Google.
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    Alright, I just got a new batch of 30 invites to hand out, much quicker than I expected. I'm allocating at least 10 of these for people here, maybe more, depending.

    So before I start just firing these off, I need to know who has requested one here previously that hasn't been sent one yet. If you've been told one is on the way, and it hasn't been a week yet, let that week run it's course first, as apparently that seems to be the outer end of how long an invite might take to go through at times. I know we had a few slip through the cracks when D- and I were tackling the initial round, and I want to make sure that they get first crack at it if they've not been hooked up yet.
    • CommentAuthorD-
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2009
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    Alright, I just got a new batch of 30 invites to hand out, much quicker than I expected. I'm allocating at least 10 of these for people here, maybe more, depending.

    So before I start just firing these off, I need to know who has requested one here previously that hasn't been sent one yet. If you've been told one is on the way, and it hasn't been a week yet, let that week run it's course first, as apparently that seems to be the outer end of how long an invite might take to go through at times. I know we had a few slip through the cracks when D- and I were tackling the initial round, and I want to make sure that they get first crack at it if they've not been hooked up yet.
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    "We've secretly replaced D-'s normal comment with a quote of my own comment... Let's see if he notices..."
    • CommentAuthoredbury
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2009
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    Seantaclaus, you should toss one to VanRabbit because he probably isn't watching this thread, but is aching* for an invite.

    willvn@gmail.com



    *He may not be aching for it.
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    @edbury

    Done.

    That may or may not be TMI. I'm not sure yet.