Yesterday Google Wave made headlines once again as Big G began to send out the 100,000 preview invitations they promised. The real time communication and collaboration tool's preview release will reportedly be hosted on the platform's own website rather than in the separate "sandbox" developers have been using since the platform's release to developers in May. 

"In addition to the developers already using Wave, we will invite groups of users from the hundreds of thousands who offered to help report bugs when they signed up," said Google Wave Project Manager, Dan Peterson.

Will Google Wave be the next step in communication as so many like to imagine it will? Or the viable alternative to traditional e-mail that Google themselves planned for it to be? Well, we're about to find out. If you didn't help report bugs and are feeling lousy about it, don't worry. Google wave is expected to be officially released for public use early next year. Alternatively, you could comb the net for someone who was invited, as each of the 100,000 chosen also received 5 invited of their own. 

In any case, keep up with the movement here