Dear Constant Readers,
I got my Google Wave invite on Friday. Being the silly boy I am, I quickly hopped online and starting playing.
Overall, my feelings are the average. I am excited for the potential, but for now, bored as no one is on it with me. I am still trying to figure out how to wade through all the extensions. Not being a firefox man has put me at a disadvantage here.
I do have some suggestions that I think would make Wave more popular with its current users. These are more temporary fixes til more people are on wave.
E-mail support. Why can't I send and receive my standard Gmail from Wave. Seems simple and yet would allow me to have tons of hours using the interface.
IM support. Naturally, let me chat on Wave with my AIM, MSN, and GChat friends. That too seems simple enough.
Calendar Support. Collaborative Calendaring has been the motif of GCal forever. Why not give in and integrate all of Google's collaborative products into one clean interface.
In fact, what I am proposing is that Wave becomes in someways Google's answer to the homepage. Your one stop shop for all things Google. I know that this is not the intended purpose. And I think that once more widespread, Wave will be an amazing asset. But for now, take advantage of its simplicity and flexibility. Get people used to logging into it everyday, and then Wave will take off.
Just some thoughts.
Your Humble Author.