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Chevy57 08-04-2010 04:53 PM

RIP Google Wave
 
Google Wave, a product once heralded by many as a massively disruptive communication tool (heck, invites were even selling for $70 on eBay), is no more.

In a blog post this afternoon, Google says they “don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product,” though the code for it will remain available as open source.

The move isn’t much of a surprise; adoption never seemed to materialize for Google Wave -- even after it dropped its invite-only status -- as users struggled to find meaningful use cases for the service (though we found a few).

What’s most interesting about Wave, perhaps, is the spectacular rate of its rise and fall. It was easily one of the most hyped products of 2009, but within months of its launch, the buzz had almost completely disappeared.

The product might’ve been more successful had it been integrated into Gmail (basic e-mail notifications weren’t even part of the launch), though Google hasn’t had much success with Buzz in that department either.

In any event, Wave represents another disappointment in Google’s long line of attempts at social, an area in which the company is now reportedly eyeing a completely new approach. Shutting down Wave, it would seem, is a logical step in moving on.

RIP Google Wave - Yahoo! News

:bye: Google Wave

PowerON 08-04-2010 07:31 PM

good ridiculous!

JClarke 08-04-2010 07:47 PM

Good, knew it didn't go well. :wave:

The Highlander 08-05-2010 11:52 AM

Too many social networks like facebook, twitter, myspace, etc. so Google wave won't make it. Google should create google wave before facebook exist.

Jiro 08-05-2010 11:57 AM

yea I was wondering when would they kill it. I would never approve of this in the beginning if I were the boss. In fact - I would fire them if they came up with this to me.

souggy 08-05-2010 11:57 AM

Google wave isn't even the same thing as Twitter or Facebook. It failed because there was no notifications systems via SMS, apps or e-mails.

But to be honest, it was nice to play with, but I couldn't be arsed to maintain it.

Jiro 08-05-2010 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Highlander (Post 1630910)
Too many social networks like facebook, twitter, myspace, etc. so Google wave won't make it. Google should create google wave before facebook exist.

no. that wasn't the case. it's because Google Wave was too confusing and clumsy. I couldn't figure it out.

souggy 08-05-2010 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiro (Post 1630916)
no. that wasn't the case. it's because Google Wave was too confusing and clumsy. I couldn't figure it out.

Because you couldn't be arsed to spend hours on it like Nathan and me. :laugh2:

Jiro 08-05-2010 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by souggy (Post 1630918)
Because you couldn't be arsed to spend hours on it like Nathan and me. :laugh2:

why bother? That's what FB and AD chat are for

Dismal Shadow 08-05-2010 12:02 PM

That's what he said.

Dismal Shadow 08-05-2010 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Highlander (Post 1630910)
Too many social networks like facebook, twitter, myspace, etc. so Google wave won't make it. Google should create google wave before facebook exist.

Eh? Wave isn't a social network...it's real time collaborate tool.

souggy 08-05-2010 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiro (Post 1630919)
why bother? That's what FB and AD chat are for

Tell me about it.

WIth no Google Wave on my BlackBerry, I couldn't be bothered to go on my computer to check. Either way, why bother using Google Wave, when you can invite a bunch of people to a single room on AIM?

I am neglecting AIM/Twitter right now because I can't be arsed to go on my computer. Hope that new smartphone will come in.

Jiro 08-05-2010 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by souggy (Post 1630924)
Tell me about it.

WIth no Google Wave on my BlackBerry, I couldn't be bothered to go on my computer to check. Either way, why bother using Google Wave, when you can invite a bunch of people to a single room on AIM?

I am neglecting AIM/Twitter right now because I can't be arsed to go on my computer. Hope that new smartphone will come in.

Google Wave in BB? you must be very lonely.

souggy 08-05-2010 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiro (Post 1630926)
Google Wave in BB? you must be very lonely.

Zing.

That reminds me...

I need to clean out my inbox. Haven't checked my e-mails in ... three weeks.

Dismal Shadow 08-05-2010 12:13 PM

It's not a bother at all, maybe we want to try new things? To me I like the way Google innovate their products.

The Highlander 08-05-2010 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dismal Shadow (Post 1630923)
Eh? Wave isn't a social network...it's real time collaborate tool.

Eh? Yes, it is.

Google Wave: A Complete Guide
RIP Google Wave
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/articl...s_google_wave/

The Highlander 08-05-2010 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by souggy (Post 1630915)
Google wave isn't even the same thing as Twitter or Facebook. It failed because there was no notifications systems via SMS, apps or e-mails.

But to be honest, it was nice to play with, but I couldn't be arsed to maintain it.

Are you sure?
New! Wave notifications


Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiro (Post 1630916)
no. that wasn't the case. it's because Google Wave was too confusing and clumsy. I couldn't figure it out.

It's you. It's perfect clear to me and understand.

souggy 08-05-2010 12:29 PM

We were talking about the BETA stage, highlander.

You came too late into the game. :wave:

Dismal Shadow 08-05-2010 12:33 PM

What he said.

Wave wasn't meant for sociable but collaborate and projects and it became a social network when it got out of its beta stage.

souggy 08-05-2010 12:40 PM

The Faceook "LIke" feature and Twitter's "Retweet" pretty much destroyed any incentive home users may have for Google Wave, really.

Sad, but that's business.

Jiro 08-05-2010 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dismal Shadow (Post 1630931)
It's not a bother at all, maybe we want to try new things? To me I like the way Google innovate their products.

yep... although Google didn't make it. They bought it and then hope for best. The best part is that they make it free.

Jiro 08-05-2010 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Highlander (Post 1630910)
Too many social networks like facebook, twitter, myspace, etc. so Google wave won't make it. Google should create google wave before facebook exist.

yes and no. Dismal is right. Google Wave is not a social networking site like facebook/myspace/twitter but it does have an aspect of social networking. It's primarily a real-time collaborative tool using all tools together.

From the link you provided -
Quote:

While we suggest reading our article on the launch of Google Wave for more detailed information, here’s the sum of it: Google Wave is a real-time communication platform. It combines aspects of email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management to build one elegant, in-browser communication client. You can bring a group of friends or business partners together to discuss how your day has been or share files.
Too bad that it's messy, clumsy, and laggy.

The Highlander 08-06-2010 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by souggy (Post 1630939)
We were talking about the BETA stage, highlander.

You came too late into the game. :wave:

Then why complain over beta stage? Learn to be patient with beta stage.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiro (Post 1630948)
yes and no. Dismal is right. Google Wave is not a social networking site like facebook/myspace/twitter but it does have an aspect of social networking. It's primarily a real-time collaborative tool using all tools together.

From the link you provided -


Too bad that it's messy, clumsy, and laggy.

I know that and you don't need to explain about that.
The real-time collaborative tool is part of social networking, same thing.

Jiro 08-06-2010 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Highlander (Post 1631558)
I know that and you don't need to explain about that. The real-time collaborative tool is part of social networking, same thing.

here's what's wrong with your post below -

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Highlander (Post 1630910)
Too many social networks like facebook, twitter, myspace, etc. so Google wave won't make it. Google should create google wave before facebook exist.

Google Wave is not a social networking site like facebook or myspace. It's not designed for that.

craigm26 08-08-2010 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiro (Post 1631561)
here's what's wrong with your post below -



Google Wave is not a social networking site like facebook or myspace. It's not designed for that.

I think the social aspect of Wave was supposed to be a 2nd set of features, behind the significance of content in collaboration.

The way I see it- Wave = Buzz + Docs. Maybe the kinds of bugs (or user connections) were just too much for each of those parts to work smooth.

Generally, Google launches betas, build around it, and consolidates some features into a generally useful tool for later. They don't all work out.

netrox 08-18-2010 12:58 PM

Wave user interface is way too "noisy" for me.

XBGMER 08-20-2010 12:20 AM

I am fan of Google, but I honestly don't aware Google wave was exist before they killed it. Ahh I missed it..


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