Doing the Wave

on Tuesday, October 20, 2009
For the past week I've been doing the Google Wave dance. First impressions are, it's a really interesting mashup of different messaging/content concepts - Wiki meets IM meets Email threading - but it's way too cluttered. The social web evolution tells us that simpler is better, services tend to be straightforward, simple, uncluttered, fast. Google's own web page was a hit precisely because it was simple, clean and to the point, Twitter and all related services are the same thing. Having a huge chunk of my desktop space occupied by one browser window with a bunch of stuff because that's what it takes to be able to interact with Google Wave is way too intrusive. And of course, the fact that it can literally bring the browser to it's knees tells me that it might be a bit too much for a web app.

I'm looking forward to seeing how it evolves, I'm sure a lot of people are getting ideas for better ways to do it... I've had a bunch already. In the meantime, I'm on it as shana.ufie@googlewave.com, feel free to add me to waves, I want to see what people are doing with that thing.

6 comments:

Igor said...

I'm playing sudoku :)

andreia|gaita said...

Gah that's addicting... best wave gadget ever :P

Helder Rosario said...

Ola! Depois deste posts deves receber muitos pedidos destes mas se tiveres um convite agradecia (helder.rosario@gmail.com). Acho que sou o primeiro... Ando louco por experimentar desde que vi a apresentação.
Obrigado
Helder

andreia|gaita said...

@Helder

Não tenho nenhuns, sorry, o Google não anda a dar convites ao pessoal... devem estar com medo que seja gente a mais :P

(``-_-´´) -- BUGabundo said...

sim é verdade é mt clutter!
mas tb vem da empresa q ker tudo na web, por isso pensa nisto como em (mais) uma WEB/OS APP

a said...

Personally, I use Showdocument for online teaching and web conferencing. I'm not saying these programs aren't good,
But I think a web-based application is always better, since there's nothing to download or install.
try it at http://www.showdocument.com . -andy