Messaging & Online Collaboration: Top 10 Complaints About Google Wave
Google Wave, the search engine giant's real-time collaboration platform, began rolling out to 100,000 new users Sept. 30 as an extended preview. The platform combines e-mail, instant messaging and wiki-like document and file sharing with social networking features. Many of those new users included luminary bloggers such as Robert Scoble, and the early reports are rolling in. It's too early to judge Wave yet, but it's clear that the HTML 5-based platform has a number of issues that need to be addressed, from missing features to concerns about Wave's infrastructure. But perhaps the biggest challenges are the learning curves associated with using Waveit's quite chaoticas well as the potential for crashing users' productivity parties. eWEEK runs down the issues here.