If you’re one of the lucky ones that are already using Google Wave, consider helping some other folks to finally get an invitation. It’s easy to do, and you can make some people really happy.
Poke around in your Google Wave inbox (or maybe your “All” section) and you’ll possibly have a wave titled “Invite others to Google Wave”. Inside of there is a counter that shows how many invites you have left to give. It looks something like this:
If you have that, then those extra invitations could be put to good use. We’ve already helped hundreds of people get their invites thanks to generous users like you, and we’re looking for more.
If you have this and you’re willing to give up some of the invitations, do the following:
- Add me as a contact. In the very lower left corner of Wave is your contacts box. At the bottom of that is a small (+). Click that and add “email@example.com”. You should see my icon appear.
- Next, open up your official “Invite others to Google Wave” wave.
- Click the (+) at the top of the Wave and add me. This will give me access to your invitations.
- If you’d like me to leave a few invitations in there in case you need them for friends, that’s fine — most people do. To do that, click the tiny drop-down arrow in the very top-right corner of the wave and choose “Private Reply”. Type a message in there and let me know how many to leave for you (“Mickey, leave 3 for my friends please”). When you’re done typing, it’ll prompt you to add people to that Private Reply. Add me.
Most people get around 20 invites from Google to give out and ask to keep 3-5 for themselves. Once a few people do that, then we suddenly have 30-40 invites to give away (like we did today). If you have some extras, please consider sharing them with other folks online that are still wanting to get on.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and let us know.