Do you Google Wave?

Do you Google Wave?

Summary: If you want attention online, then mention that you have a couple of Google Wave invites to giveaway and watch all manner of people you've never met pander to be worthy of your generosity. But what about in the real world? Do people even know what Google Wave is?

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If you want attention online, then mention that you have a couple of Google Wave invites to giveaway and watch all manner of people you've never met pander to be worthy of your generosity.

But what about in the real world? Do people even know what Google Wave is? ZDNet.com.au took to the streets in Sydney to see what the general public thinks of Google's "Next Big Thing".

Topics: Collaboration, Google, Social Enterprise

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Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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  • Anything for a fast buck

    This Wave garbage is just another way Google will try to take over our lives. Upcoming generations will have Google imprinted in their brains with a branding iron - sad really.

    It speaks volumes for less centralised communications protocols such as IRC and e-mail, neither of which rely on one entity to be a success.

    Google Wave is down there at the bottom of the swamp with all these unreliable messengers, Facebook, MSN Spaces, Twitter and MySpace.
    anonymous
  • Anything to whinge

    You're definitely not someone who likes to change. Please go and avoid contact with human society to ensure nothing at all gets imprinted on your brain. Change is typical in human society, as is the imprinting of culture. You call it sad when it's just how it is. Lament humanity if you must.

    I have no idea why you are using a US centralised communication protocol called TCP/IP over the internet. I bet you think that TCP/IP avoids scrutiny. Leave this medium now lest you be branded a hypocrite.

    Your message's success is based on ZDnet's centralised system.

    I like change, and I like innovation. Even if it were garbage, the world at large disagrees with you. At the very least it is changing the paradigm as to how we communicate, and looking at it in a new way. Good on them.
    anonymous
  • @Anything to whinge

    Mel Sommersberg's are the words of someone who has no thoughts of his or her own and will believe whatever he or she has been told by a *superior*. Then whatever he or she has been told becomes gospel and he or she will argue until blue in the face, whether right or not, without even a skerrick of a clue why.

    For short sighted, non thinkers like this, there is no in between, it's either love or hate, no compromise, no willingness to even consider alternate ideas, let alone agree with them. He or she will then have the audacity, to come here to tell us all what is best for us, after only ever seeing one side of the story.

    Anonymous, it is sad. Not just sad but scary to think that some with such an unwillingness to learn or accept others alternate views, would then have the nerve to expect us to swallow his or her, limited and biased views of the world. But worse still, that someone like him or her could be on a jury, obviously determining someone else's future. I could imagine the mentality would always be guilty, regardless of the evidence.
    anonymous