Google Wave's Early Reviews: "Impressive" But "Useless"



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Google’s (GOOG) new email killer Wave went out in a much wider beta release this week and the early reviews are already in — on Twitter.(Google may have needed an hour and 20 minutes to explain Wave but we figure a series of 140-character Tweets should be enough to give you a sense of how people are reacting to it.)

The general sentiment is that Wave is both technologically impressive and mostly useless.

To the reviews! >
(If brevity isn’t your thing, see Mashable’s Google Wave: A Complete Guide)

Photo: Gustty

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