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Last post Author Topic: Google demonstrates new communication platform "WAVE": mail, chat , wiki, ..  (Read 29623 times)

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Unfortunately that article is terribly precise.
Hahaha, yes, very droll - "terribly precise".        :D

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I think too much of the culture of "web 2.0" is skewed or geared towards mash-ups. There is so much love at places like google to invent something that someone else can do something with it. Map with traffic overlay, real-time chat with a translator bot, etc.

Wave in trying to be all things to all people overdid it and wasn't even ready. It is kind of the same with twitter, still getting the whale over capacity thing and being slower than molasses sometimes.

Offer something to people and roll the dice that people will get it, like it and tolerate its short comings.

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RIP Wave!  :o Lots of lessons to be learned in the 'mashup' concept of things in my opinion

http://googleblog.bl...-on-google-wave.html

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We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects

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RIP Wave!  :o Lots of lessons to be learned in the 'mashup' concept of things in my opinion

http://googleblog.bl...-on-google-wave.html

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We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects

Feels right to me. I suspected from the beginning that Google Wave was intended more to develop ideas for other products than a real usable product in itself. Although I don't think I posted that anywhere, so I can't prove it. ;)

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it set a high bar for what was possible in a web browser. We showed character-by-character live typing,...

I guess this is innovative for being in a web browser but there were programs during the Netscape 2.0 era that let you watch people type (which isn't very useful, and in fact I find it detrimental to communication).
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Too bad Wave never really delivered what was shown off in the first place.


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At least I'll give them credit for giving up on projects that don't work. Don't waste the time or money.

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Realizing now that if you need 1 hour presentation to introduce a program it's conceptually too complex. Because you can do everything you can use Wave for with other services/software (but not as easy) perhaps there was not enough reason to learn it. It had a lot of promise but unfortunately never made it to a desktop app level of polish for me . But mostly, I think it's beaten by facebook, as a communication tool. Perhaps with a popular google social network behind it it would have extended the lifespan.
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At least I'll give them credit for giving up on projects that don't work. Don't waste the time or money.
Unlike Microsoft, eh?

So it is time to for a "WAVE Goodbye"   :eusa_boohoo:

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At least I'll give them credit for giving up on projects that don't work. Don't waste the time or money.
Unlike Microsoft, eh?

So it is time to for a "WAVE Goodbye"   :eusa_boohoo:

Hey! Microsoft had the decency to kill Microsoft Bob. :P

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Well, word is the Wave engineers were/are allocated to an upcoming Google made Facebook competitor...that would be an even bigger risk for Google I think.