Google Wave Invite Giveaway: Win a Google Wave Invite for Free


Google Wave

Google Wave Invite

“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. ” – Leo F. Buscaglia

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Norman MacEwan

Happy holidays folks!

I have a number of Google Wave invites which I want to share with you guys out there.

I know that there are numerous ways one can get hold of the invite like following the #GoogleWaveInvite hashtag on Twitter, to keep you updated with possible free invites.

Or request an invitation to Google Wave here.

But these have been well documented by social media sites like Mashable through Google Wave Invites: How To Get Them and Want a Google Wave Invite? There’s a Website for That.

Do keep in mind, when I send you an invite, you might not get it right away. This is what Google Wave had to say about this:

“Google Wave is more fun when you have others to wave with, so please nominate people you would like to add. Keep in mind that this is a preview so it could be a bit rocky at times.

Invitations will not be sent immediately. We have a lot of stamps to lick.

Happy waving!”

Presently Google Wave is in a limited invite-only preview. That is, for now, only limited users are allowed to try their hands on this online tool. I have got 8 wave invites to give away to my readers.

About Google Wave

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

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What is a wave?

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Source: Google Wave

How to Enter

1. Please leave a comment at the end of this blog post using the email address you want the invite to go to. In the comment section you just need to say which particular post you liked in my blog giving a reason as why you think that post to be the most likeable.

2. Please make sure you follow my Twitter account @velvetflair. This way you would also get to know updates about this contest on Twitter. In any case, I would return the favor to you by following you back.

3. You are allowed to comment only once, so take your time to prepare a good one and then post!

Prize

* Each winner will receive a Google wave invite.

Rules

* Give away will end on December 30, 2009.

* Winners will be announced on this blog itself and on my Twitter profile @velvetflair on the 1st of January, 2010.

* The best answers from the comments section will be chosen (provided the rules are followed) and the wave invites will be sent to their authors.

Update: Seems Google got impressed with me and thereby increased the number of invites I am allowed to have up to 25. This is good news for you folks out there. Hence, the number of invites I will be sending out over the course of this month is 25 now. Here’s the screen shot of my invite page for the insatiables amongst you:

Invite Page

Cheers!

As an added bonus here are some of the top Google Wave videos making the rounds in the web:

Google Wave Developer Preview at Google I/O 2009

Google Wave Overview

What is Google Wave?

Google Wave: 15 features

Google Wave Cinema: Pulp Fiction

Keep Waving!

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4 responses to this post.

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  3. I’m not that much into Google Wave but i’ll have to try it, is this like a forum or so? any way, thanks for the info!!

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    • Hi Manuel,

      According to Wikipedia Google Wave is a self-described “personal communication and collaboration tool” announced by Google at the Google I/O conference on May 27, 2009. It is a web-based service, computing platform, and communications protocol designed to merge e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, and social networking. It has a strong collaborative and real-time focus supported by extensions that can provide, for example, spelling/grammar checking, automated translation among 40 languages, and numerous other extensions. Initially released only to developers, a “preview release” of Google Wave was extended to 100,000 users in September 2009, each allowed to invite twenty to thirty additional users. On the 29th of November 2009, Google accepted most requests submitted soon after the extended release of the technical preview in September 2009; these users have around 25 invitations to give.

      Thanks,

      Shahriar Hyder

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