It feels like just the other day, I was testing Google Wave and said to myself, I love it, but it’s not going to catch on!
Well it didn’t. . . and Google is pulling the plug on the project, it typical Google fashion.
From the Official Google Blog:
Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. 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. The central parts of the code, as well as the protocols that have driven many of Wave’s innovations, like drag-and-drop and character-by-character live typing, are already available as open source, so customers and partners can continue the innovation we began. In addition, we will work on tools so that users can easily “liberate” their content from Wave.
I think a couple of Google Waves downfalls were it’s being hard for the average none techie user to figure out and the fact that Twitter was starting to Explode at the time Google Wave entered the scene!
You can read more about it on the Google Blog.
Until next time,
PS. If you have friends using Google Wave, let them know by sharing this story 🙂