I was thrilled to find a Google Wave invitation waiting for me this morning in my Inbox! I was a little disappointed I didn’t get into the first round of public beta testing. I was certain I had goofed up my application by thinking Wave was a reinvention of Sites instead of a rebirth of email. Here’s the evidence, though, that I must have done something right to get in on the second Google Wave!
I think Google Wave will be a Blackboard killer in the classroom and a 37signals killer for online collaboration in the workplace.
When I first logged into Google Wave, two messages were waiting for me.
The first message had an embedded video extolling the values of using the Google Wave to communicate.
The second message was an invitation for me to invite eight other lucky people to join Google Wave.
If you want one of the 8 Google Wave invitations I have, you need to do the following:
1. You must have a Gmail account — Google Wave doesn’t work with Google Apps yet — and you must click on the “Sign In” link at the bottom of this article to login here, using your Gmail account, to place a comment on this article.
2. In your comment, please tell us why you want to check out Google Wave. The most innovative and appropriate comments will then be tossed into a hat, and the winners will be randomly pulled — over the next few days or so — from that hat until we run out of invitations.
We’re waiting to ride the Google wave with you!