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Now that Google Wave has opened up to one million users and there are countless unused invites floating around, just about anyone who wants to take Google's new collaboration tool for a spin can do so. Sure, some users are disappointed with the platform, but if you're among them you'll have to admit that whether it's going to catch on or not, it's been used for some neat stuff. Four uses in particular have stood out for their cleverness and high fun factor, and you probably didn't see any of them coming. Each has gotten a lot of press, so if you've been following Wave closely you might have heard of them. We'd like to hear about more fun uses for Wave.
The always surprising xkcd has released a collection of quite sophisticated charts [full resolution, xkcd.com] that show the interactions between individual movie characters in famous movies like The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, 12 Angry Men and Primer. The horizontal axis represents time. The vertical grouping of the lines indicates which characters are together at a given time. If you like this, be sure not to miss the fabulous infographic of Time Travel in Popular Film and TV by Information is Beautiful. And yes, this is an ideal time to pre-order his book !