Status of the bet :: Week 1

On May 28, 2009 Google announced Google Wave to the world.

On Wednesday, September 30 Google sent out more than 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave to:

  • Developers who have been active in the developer preview we started back in June
  • The first users who signed up and offered to give feedback on wave.google.com
  • Select business and university customers of Google Apps

Since every invite was able to invite 8 more people we can safely assume that Google allowed for 1 million users in the first week.

Present amount of users: 100.000+

Estimated time to go live: First half of 2010.

Source:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/surfs-up-wednesday-google-wave-update.html

Spoiler: I don’t have a Google Wave account and thus can’t invite anybody.