In the spirit of having new toys to play with over the weekend, I’m giving away three (3) Google Voice invites.
And because Google Wave nominations are apparently as popular as fruitcake, each winner of a Google Voice invite will receive be nominated for Google Wave. What can I say, I’m feeling generous.
To participate, simply leave a comment on this post describing how you will benefit from Google Voice. I will select three entrants who provide particularly compelling responses.
Comments must be posted by 8:30pm EST (20:30 EST) today. I will announce the winners and send along the invitations shortly thereafter.
When commenting, be aware that all comments are moderated, so your entry will not appear immediately.
BONUS: If you would like to be separately considered for a Google Wave nomination, check out my Google Wave Invite Contest Redux.
Last month, I tried to give away fifteen Google Wave nominations, without success. I can only imagine that anyone interested found the contest rules too onerous.
So, in recognition of the fact that I have more nominations than I know what to do with, I’m reviving the contest in much simpler fashion.
To participate, simply leave a comment on this post. The first fifteen (15) individuals to do so will be nominated. Be sure to include a valid email address with your comment (email addresses aren’t made public).
Because all comments are moderated (unless you’ve commented on this site before), you will not immediately see your remarks listed. Nonetheless, all comments are timestamped, so once I approve your posting, it will appear in the order I received it.
My disclaimer from the previous contest bears repeating, so:
“Know…that these are not invitations in the typical sense. Google instead allows current Wave users to nominate others to receive invitations. Of the few Iâ€™ve sent so far, all have been accepted within a few days. That being said, I cannot guarantee that you will receive an invitation immediately.”
With that in mind, I suspect that being nominated is a faster route to receiving a Google Wave invitation than adding your name to the waiting list.
If you have no clue what Google Wave is, check out “First Impressions of Google Wave.”
I have 15 Google Wave invitations to give away. Know before you participate that these are not invitations in the typical sense. Google instead allows current Wave users to nominate others to receive invitations. Of the few I’ve sent so far, all have been accepted within a few days. That being said, I cannot guarantee that you will receive an invitation immediately.
To participate, you can either:
- Comment on three (3) posts from three (3) different categories, not including this or previous contest announcements, or;
- Comment on one (1) post (not including this or previous contest announcements), follow me on Twitter (@ethitter), and tweet* about the post you commented on. Be sure to include your Twitter handle in your comment. If you do not include your Twitter handle, I have no way of verifying that you met the contest requirements.
The first fifteen people to participate and meet the requirements, regardless of the method chosen, will be nominated to receive Google Wave invitations.
*Note that the Share/Save button at the bottom of each post includes a Twitter option.
Interested in Google Voice? As it happens, I have an additional invitation.
For a chance to win the GV invite, head to https://disparate.info/2009/07/29/google-voice/ and leave a comment on that post. Then browse around disparate.info and comment on a second post.
You have until the end of today’s Red Sox-Yankees game to leave two comments (4:10pm EDT start time, but as with every Sox-Yankees matchup, the end time is a mystery). A winner will be randomly selected from those who qualify.