Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Google's staged introduction of Google Wave killed it. It's useless as a communication tool unless you can involve the entire group of people you want to communicate with. But because (as usual) they were stingy with their invites, it wasn't possible to create a wave among your entire handbell choir, or boyscout troop, or 4-H club, or whatever. So nobody used it, and as the invites became more free, nobody was using Wave because Wave seemed useless.
Nothing wrong with Wave; everything wrong with people's perception of it.
Wave also needed to be integrated with other Google products, so that as your waves got updated, everything you visited in the Google universe should have had a link to Wave.
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