Google Wave is Dead



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now what is gina tripiana going to do? get a life maybe?


Andrew Sittermann

It's a real shame. The real-time multi-user apps supported by wave have a great future. We have a Google Wave travel-planner called "Travel WithMe",
and people love the real-time experience.   Sensing that wave might not be going places, we've put it on facebook now as well, but still with Google Wave's realtime features. It's at



I would have liked to have seen wave become a standard for blog comment systems.  It really seemed like a perfect tool for that.  As a separate application, not so much.  Gmail is far superior in most cases.



The first time i saw the demo, i knew it will be dead shortly. It was too complicated for the average busy joe to be able to use.


But of course, i also had a thought at the back of my mind back then that i could be wrong .



I would have used this for school projects if it was more popular. They should have just made it open when everyone was hyped up for it. Maybe if big businesses or schools took more of an interest in it it would have lived.



I never had an invite to wave.  I did see the videos on how to use it but it quickly faded when I couldn't get my hands on it.  My first impression was "learning curve" and the other one was "only at work do I sit in front of my computer all day and could this"...but at home?  No.  I'm on for an hour or two, maybe three, to play games and don't really want to be in email, docs, etc (that's for work.)

So, great idea, but they didn't let everyone pile in from the get-go and it seemed too work oriented.  Maybe they should have started with some on-line college professors instead and their students to show off what it could do.



This failure is a helpful way to cull the more excitable google fanboys out of one's tech media.  Go back and look at all the techies who got super-hyped over this, the ones who wrote entire books about it, promoted it relentlessly, etc.



I think what killed it for me was the slow way they gave access to it.  When the hype was high I just couldn't get an invite.  Then when I finally did, I had noone to try it out with.  So I just put it into the background and forgot about it.



I second this. It was a pretty cool thing, but not knowing anyone else with access and not being seamlessly integrated with normal email made it pretty worthless.



Perfect for school project, test wiki-study guides, wikis of any other sort, small business collaboration, etc. I used it for all of those. And I loved it. But now we need Murphy to do a roundup of alternatives. I would greatly appreciate that. And I'll probably use the best alternative until Google Wave is brought back to life...


Also, something irrelevant, but another great idea:


What do you guys do with your old rigs?


Because I know that you no longer have a use for many of those old systems. And if they are just taking up space, a giveaway contest would be amazing for us readers who have elderly/weak machines. And you could make a limitation saying that you have to have a subscription to participate in the system giveaways.


Zachary K.

every idea can't be a winner.



tbh I think they just should have put in live updating to Docs like they did with their Spreadsheets, instead of this fancy wave interface and whatnot.

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