It promised so much…
A “wave” is equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
But, in the end, it just plain sucked…
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.
Some may say, “Google Wave was just ahead of its time,” but that’s just sucking up to Google. Google Wave was one of those ideas where the company starts with “hey, this is cool, this will change everything” instead of “hey, what problem can we solve for people?”
The worst part? Even Google won’t admit it failed. Its post title?
Update on Google Wave
You just closed it down because no one used it. Man-up and admit it!