It's about time: Google kills Wave

It's about time: Google kills Wave

Summary: After 15 months of hype and disappointment, Google has decided to pull the plug on Wave, its real-time collaboration platform.Wave was an awesome platform, but I just never found it useful in the workplace.

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After 15 months of hype and disappointment, Google has decided to pull the plug on Wave, its real-time collaboration platform.

Wave was an awesome platform, but I just never found it useful in the workplace. It was fun to watch other people as they type messages and upload photos, but it was not a productive tool.

Google should seriously reconsider releasing products to the public without letting other people outside the Googleplex test them.

I was actually rooting for Google; I wanted to see Wave make it into the enterprise, but I knew in the back of my mind that it would fail.

One good thing to come from wave though...

Topics: Google, Collaboration

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  • Yep, I never figured it out, about time they killed it. I imagine they will

    try again, but, it has to by much more intuitive.
    DonnieBoy
  • Google's Kin experiment

    ChromeOS is the next vaporware to flop.
    LBiege
  • Now it's dead, would someone like to explain what the hell it was?

    Seriously, ZDNet did an extremely poor job of trying to explain what was so revolutionary about Wave. Like Donnie I never did figure it out.
    tonymcs@...
  • RE: It's about time: Google kills Wave

    @tonymcs No one can figure it out :)
    Andrew Mager
  • RE: It's about time: Google kills Wave

    AFAIK, Wave wasn't much good beyond the enterprise. It was touted as a networking tool, then as a social tool, and I saw it as neither. I had no need of the service, personally, and neither did the general public. And of course Google is going to wrap it into some future iteration of social, as though we "really need this". To which I say "why?"
    Joey1058