Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 15th Oct 2009 20:18 UTC
Google "There are countless pundits and other tech gurus describing Google Wave as a disappointment, lately. Most of that seems to come from the fact that nobody seems to get what Wave is for. So they compare it to social media. Is Wave the next Twitter? Nope. Is it the next Facebook? Nope. Is it going to replace Instant Messengers? Possibly, in some circumstances, but not any time soon." Read more here.
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So I was looking around for people who I know on wave the other day, found a guy I hadn't spoken to in about 7 years. Pinged him, and had a bit of back and forth email type exchange. At one point I noticed him replying as I watched, so I started responding to him in real time.

GMail gave us the metaphor of email being a conversation rather then a letter. Everyone gets that pretty quickly. Wave just takes that to the next level, with some wiki-esque features thrown in. People may not get it after watching the video, but they will within a day of using the service.

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