I received an invitation to start using Google Wave this morning. Ironically, this is mere hours after reading about JJT not wanting an invite. I don’t remember asking for an invite, but I am a frequent user of their other services. I had to dust off my Google account as it doesn’t allow you to login with a Google Apps account.
As many people have said, there’s a lot to take in. The first thing I went to do was personalize my profile, which I couldn’t find immediately (hint: everything is its own wavelet). There’s lots to explore and suffice to say people who need instructions aren’t going to fare too well at first. There’s a lot of functionality power to embed things and I can see where it might be useful if an entire enterprise were on, but currently there aren’t enough people that I know to make it super useful.
As it turns out, I have 20 invites. Typically, Google asserts that they won’t send them out immediately… but I supposed it’s better than nothing. Anyone** want an invite?
** Note: Folks who I think I’m likely to communicate with are going to get first pass. If there are any invites left after a few days, they’ll go to randomly selected comment authors.