I woke up today to Wavemania hitting the tubes. Google apparently decided to send out 100,000 invites to their chosen lot. Obviously , I am not one of their chosen lot – since a quick check of my inbox revealed no invitation.
Twitter however was buzzing, and Google was bombarded with searches for “Google Wave invites”, as evidenced by the spike in the graph below.
Search for “google wave invites“
I tried foraging for some invites, but I quickly gave up. Mainly because, with only a hundred thousand invites, some chaps even thought of selling them on eBay, fetching as much as $70. Obviously, anyone who now had an invite was not going to let it go to the masses just like that.
So, much as I would like to try Wave to explore its uses in scientific communication, I think I will sit this one out – when Google decides to make it public.