Do You Want to Try Google Wave? We Have 25 Invites

After all the buzzes in the blogosphere, I am sure you have already heard the rage created by Google Wave. If you have not have the chance to give it a try, here’s your chance now. We have 25 invites to give away to MakeTechEasier readers.

What’s Google Wave?

For those who have absolutely no idea what Google Wave is, it is mainly a web application and computing platform designed to bring together e-mail, instant messaging, wiki, and social networking, with a strong collaborative focus, mixed with spellchecker and translator extensions, which are able to work in concert, in real-time.

To get a more detail understanding of what Google Wave is, check out our very own Google Wave guide (part 1 and part 2)

Enough said. Let’s get down to business!

How to get your Google Wave invite?


To get your Google wave invite, simply leave a comment at the end of this post, stating two things:

1. Idea for a topic that you would like us to write about

2. An improvement/extra feature that you hope to see in MakeTechEasier

Important notes:

  • Include #googlewave at the end of your comment so that we can pull it out if it accidentally goes to the spam filter
  • Only proper entry will be considered for the invite. Copying other people comments and submitting as your own will not land you an invite.
  • Make sure to use your real email address as that is the address that we are sending the invites to. Rest assure that nobody will see it except for us.

You have until Friday (18th Dec 2009) to leave your comments. We’ll randomly pick 25 people from the comments list, and announce the winners on Sunday 20th Dec 2009.

Note: If your comment does not appear immediately, do not re-submit. It might just be sitting in the queue. Double entry will not double your chance of getting a wave invite. :)

Update: This event has now ended. We will soon announce the winner shortly.

Update: I am glad to announce that all those who have left their comments here will receive their Google wave invite. Thanks for all your supports and contributions.

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


  1. I wuold (if possible) an invite to google wave. Idea for topic? More wordpress’ tips. Thank you very much!

  2. Idea for Topic: there is Not just One But few 1) Why Not Add Some series Based on safety & Privacy setting on social network sites to avoid spammers?
    2) How to fix some Little tech problems- DIY type!
    3) Some PDF Guide Series every month with Funny & good pictures Or some cool stuff Which we can read on the go! or even all months Stuff (monthly roundUp) in PDF will also work!
    4) Stuff for PC customization.

    An improvement/extra feature
    1) Why dont u add a forum For asking que on tech? may Be some Expert reader can also answer!
    Thank You! & You guys doing a good job! Keep it Up!

  3. 1. Idea for a topic that you would like us to write about
    Creating new chrome (browser) extensions

    2. An improvement/extra feature that you hope to see in MakeTechEasier
    A section for the most popular entries for the week or month.

    Thanks for this Google wave opportunity.

  4. 1.Idea Topic about Joomla!.

    2.Maybe once in a while a tutorial video.

    Great site i check MTE daily!!
    Keep up the good work.

  5. A topic: Useful extensions for Firefox, or how to fix possible crashing problems caused by Firefox extensions.

    Thank you very much!

  6. Idea topic: google chrome apps that can make it even better.
    Improvement: most emailed or looked up articles.


  7. Here my ideas for
    There is a lot of talk about the future of the internet, some speak about the need for a internet 2 because of many reasons, including the steady growing number of users and the also growing problem of “pollusion” (e.g. spam,virus).

    How to save the wonderful idea of internet: connecting people around the world and the exchange of information ( and education)? What can each of us do in the way we use the internet?

  8. Idea Topic: Google Chrome OS does it really have future?
    Idea Topic: How to encrypt your hard drive with Ubuntu.
    Since, there are different ways of learning. I think that a video tutorial or a pdf file with the commands or steps to complete a particular task could be a good idea.


  9. If you please, can you sent me an invitation to Google Wave. One of my ideas to use it is as a Health Almanac. So many disease, so many simptons that can be shared and discused with patients and doctors.


  10. hi. my name is bujangga. i’m your loyal reader from indonesia :). i visit this sites really often (twice a day). i’ve also bookmarked your sites & often save this site posts as pdfs file, just in case if i am away from keyboard for a long long time (i’m a geologist and often do field works). i love MTE so much.

    about the topic, would you mind to write a full guidance about WINE. i’m using wine to install MS Office in my Jaunty. Everything work fine, except the powerpoint. it doesn’t launch. i also use wine to install iTUnes for Windows because i’m curious about iTunes and wonder if it’ll work in Jaunty. Sadly, it’s not worked. and there’s something weird about WINE. if i want to uninstal some wine-programs, it’ll just reinstall the software again, not removed them. this thing make me crazy, because my harddsik sapped. some help please :)

    last but the least, would you mind send me an invitation to google wave. i’ll appreciate it. thank you.

  11. I would like to see more information on the everyday use of Windows 7, i.e. Tips, Tricks, etc. I would like to see Articles on specific uses of Windows. Like How to set up Remote Assistance, How to organize HomeGroup, etc.

    I would like to see Make Tech Easier Site Add a Section on Portable Apps, the Downloads for them, the uses of them, security features used in everyday use of Portables, etc.

    Thank You,

    Mick Barker Sr.

  12. Idea: I ‘d really love to see an Arch Linux step-by-step guide (or Slackware!), since your tutorials and how-tos rock!

    Another one: Security hacks for all OS (I loved the reset your administrator password for XP!)

    For improvement, well… actually I don’t have something on my mind!…. Keep it that way! :)


  13. Hi
    I’d like a tutorial on mounting a network drive (Fat32/Vfat) that’s using samba, in fstab, with the correct codepage in linux. All tutorials I’ve found so far aren’t working OK. Special east or west european characters in filenames go wrong. Properties are wrong.

    I’d like a test of Linux versions of file synchronising software like DirSync Pro, Unison etc. And this combined with a fstab mounted samba networkdrive that’s also accesable from windows machines.

    I’d like a tutorial on connecting and synchronising Windows mobile devices in linux, since this is one of the few thing I still can’t get to work.

    Suggestion about your site: It’s OK the way it is.


  14. Idea for a topic:
    I’d like to see articles about alternative Linux distributions.

    An improvement/extra feature that you hope to see:
    How-To videos and the ability to download a PDF version of an article.


  15. hello congratulations for the site.
    I’d like to read guides to edit video and audio with avidemux

  16. I really love ubuntu and want read more and more about ubuntu.
    IDEA 1: Set up a network lab environment using VirtualBox.
    IDEA 2: Troubleshooting GRUB 2

    Some suggestion:
    About navigation menu, top of the page, i think that a detailed categories help users to find topics faster.

  17. I would love a Wave invite. Hope I responded in time. Thanks I read your articles all the time.

  18. i would like to have more about video chat in linux the latest
    make tech is doing well.its very use ful. improvement could be answering to email queries.

  19. Hi

    1. I would like to know more about adding some security to your social accounts like Facebook.

    2. Webinars, webcastst, podcastst = more multimedial approach

    Thanx for sending me Google Wave.


  20. 1. Idea for a topic that you would like us to write about:
    * Using Rockbox (or other non standard firmware) to upgrade a media devices firmware. Especially interesting if you like the device hardware and features, but the codecs you are interested in are not available (FLAC for instance) in the manufactures firmware version
    * comparison of mobile media players (MP3, movie)

    2. An improvement/extra feature that you hope to see in MakeTechEasier
    * More focus on Android, Maemo and other Linux based mobile OS’s.


  21. 1. Idea for a topic that you would like us to write about?

    More about mobile OS such as Android and others

    2. An improvement/extra feature that you hope to see in MakeTechEasier? guys rocks, keep the same way!!

    love you site, since I get my hand on ubuntu, I always read your site for tips, tutorial and How-To….can’t go on ubuntu without this lovely site!!


  22. Idea for topic: Maybe some stuff outside of the computer world? Hooking up HDTVs and Blu-Rays and stuff like that.

    Improvement/extra feature: I honestly love this site just how it is – I even blogged about it. I’m having a hard time thinking of an improvement that could be made… Maybe slap a poll on it somewhere? A “What program would you like us to highlight next?” type deal? Of course, polls annoy a lot of people, so maybe not.


  23. Topic Tips
    1) Mobile phone’s Internet browser Comparison Or the reviews.
    2) Free Apps for Mobiles & not just for windows mobile/Android/Iphone but for all platforms should be considered. Specially review those which run on java
    3) Pls find some PDF reader app for mobile. PDF to word conversion Or vice versa.
    4) Then lots of good ppl here asking for Video tutorial/ how to Video guide series! Do it! & Add This Site to Youtube too. you added it on facebook & twitter ! That will be more fun!
    5) Pls don’t get this a wrong way! I love Music, So many ppl love Music, Pls try to give us some Idea abt how to download music from various sites & same to other media files like videos & movies Or some trusted Torrent sites Bcs Mininova & Tpb Are closed now. (if possible then only by the way mininova is legal now ? )
    6) Some time before there was a news on the internet that thousands of Hotmail,Yahoo & Gmail accounts are compromised, In such situation What exactly the compromised account user have to do to get back his account back & to avoid further damage? & pls tell wht to do to avoid this. This kind of information On Make tech easier will be appreciated.
    7) Now coming to microblogging sites like- twitter The privacy issue, Security tips & Most Imp. of all how to track & Use all those lists?
    8) Now abt blogging I would love to here something about it now. Do u remember when last you posted about this at the time of Quaman. I still use it ?.
    9) The Every months Make Tech easier In PDF version will be appreciated.
    10) There are many ppl Including me in this world who loves PC games- & that’s why we stick to PC. Can you do something about gaming review kind of thing?
    11) Comparison of Various linux/windows/macintosh based os with suitable for which use kind of review. how to Buy Gadget- guides.
    1) Get this kind of Competition every month – which involves user – & give winner a chance to be world famous on MTE Monthly PDF ? with phoograph ;)
    2) There should be reader rating On every article & most rated article must be Published as monthly PDF’s first article with its Author & All about You Authors Who do the great Job There there will be MTE popular Author 2010 kind of compete!
    3) If Possible try to change the layout Or skin Of this Site – Every day , This weeks Hit, Monthly Hit in this fashion! Other things are quite good here! But try to give a visual treat for reader by The skin of this site! I JUST WANT TO TELL It is NOT A BAD NOW BUT IT WILL BE IMPROVED AFTER SOME SHOWCASING – if possible do it on new years EVE! MTE in 2010! After all I believe qualiy matters not the look ! But Look can ADD Impression! Look at Windows 7 total visual treat!
    I Think this is Enough to Get me The 25 th WAVE Invite as a 25th commenter! ;-) #googlewave

  24. Thanks for all your support and contributions. I will definitely put all your suggestions into good use.

    I have already sent out the Google wave to all of you. It might take a while, so be patient. Check your inbox regularly and I am sure it will be there in no time.

  25. I have around 15 more google invitations left…
    If anyone needs please mail me to sikandar.sio @ gmail .com

  26. Very delayed (now I had the chance to check my e-mails!), but thanks a lot for the invitation! :)

    Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year! :)

  27. Well I’ll just give a chance ;) although I’m late. As closing date was 20/12.

    I’m interested in in #googlewave.

    Maybe someone refused…who knows.

    Thanks for you interesting site.

  28. I heard about google wave two months ago but I was waiting to see the starting of invitations. I am late but still if someone has invitations left, put me on the list. Thanks in advance.

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