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The Wave Effect has yet to take the Internet by storm. Yes, we are talking about the Google Wave experience which until now is limited to invited web users to have a go at the new system.
At the same time, Google has been running an online survey via email, Twitter and a link in its Help Center, and gathering random samples of people who volunteered to provide some feedback on the Google Wave experience.
Google released its latest findings last Friday in a blog post which revealed a mixed reaction from users.
The pioneering Google Wavers, according to Google, had given some positive responses even though the system is not quite the finished product. There were some dislikes as well which Google will address.
But for many web users who have yet to experience Google Wave, they are still blurred. What the heck is Google Wave?
According to Google, the Wave concept is something akin to a central place on the Internet where users can communicate and collaborate with each other such as integrating messages and documents. In fact, there is a plethora of tools and methods in Google Wave which makes you wonder if this is something like a 'Swiss Army Knife'.
Based on its findings, Google has pledged to organize its team around the core issues that are important to making waving better.
"We're working hard to scale our systems so you can invite your friends and colleagues to wave with you. We're also thinking about how to integrate with existing communication and collaboration tools. And since we all know that fast is better than slow, a large portion of the team is working to make Google Wave faster."
Google said it would launch Google Wave next year which is just around the corner. Well, Big G's Wave team will have to work overtime to meet the deadline. Or could it be delayed? As mentioned earlier, a lot of us are still fuzzy. - Markk
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