Blog Focus on Google Wave
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Google Wave is finally getting out to enough people that forward momentum is possible, creating common talking points in all the old ways of communicating. (Here, "old" refers to "social media invented in the last 18 months".)
If we're not talking about Google Wave, we're talking about how everything else compares to Google Wave. If you're running a Yahoo! group, this is like having to hear about your ex's new mate is not only better but remarkably groundbreaking. (You know, in that fortune cookie kinda way.)
A smattering of chattering about our new ways to talk past each other:
• TechCrunch — MG Siegler calls Google Wave "passive-aggressive" and means it as a compliment. Twitter and Facebook get held up to the same light, but it's email that is thrown to the wolves.
• InformationWeek's Digital Life Weblog — Michael Hickins believes Twitter is already toast because we all just want to chatter with each other and not past each other. I would like to vehemently disagree, but I need to get this article cross-posted into my Twitter feed...
• TechCrunchIT — Steve Gillmor, on the other hand, would like to point out how much Google Wave "sucks" and how only Twitter-esque additions (or Twitter itself) can save it. I'd recommend a death match, but I don't know how we'd choose a platform.
• Tech65.org — Sadly, just like every cool party you've never been to, you don't have an invite and any attempt to give you one is probably a total scam. Maybe you should just see if NCIS reruns are on tonight before a sip of milk and off to bed by 8.
• PRBreakfastClub — I'm with Sherri Haymond in the end, though; I look forward to the retro nostalgia phase for Twitter just like we have now for CB radio. Just remember to keep channel Technorati open all day long. 10-4, good buddies.