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    Google Wave

    I personally think it will get more involvement from developers, it seems a bit complex for the average Internet user. Do you think Google Wave technology will hit main stream?

    http://wave.google.com/about.html

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    It was all the rage a few months ago. I got an invite logged in and realized that not a single person I knew had an account. So there was nothing I could do with it. Then when a friend got an account, we played with it for a few minutes and decided it was not as cool as advertised. Though now that they have introduced the ability to get an email notification if you get a new wave from someone it might be more handy.

    I think google wave will go the way of the dodo.

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    These are not news anymore so I'm moving the thread to Hardware and Software (I think it is more appropiate there).

    I have a google wave account, but I don't use it although I do open it from time to time. I don't think it will go far.

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    I think so it will get popular but with passage of time as people start knowing its features and usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vessio View Post
    I personally think it will get more involvement from developers, it seems a bit complex for the average Internet user. Do you think Google Wave technology will hit main stream?
    I've been invited to the beta and while I've not had much time to experiment, it doesn't seem any more complex than any other application. Ordinary people manage to use apps like Photoshop or Microsoft Office yet their extremely complex (if you base complexity on features and learning curves). I think everyone gives the public too much credit in thinking they know more than they do but too little credit in assuming they don't know enough because their (lack of a better word) stupid.

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    I think google wave will go the way of the dodo.
    Doubtful, it's not just some web 2.0 app, it's an entirely new protocol (literally), in the same way FTP, HTTP (et al) are protocols. While it certainly won't drive away the likes of email, it has it's place, a very good reason for being and I personally think it holds a lot of weight (when it's matured a little further) into becoming a very powerful collaboration tool that even the likes of Facebook could integrate. Remember that it's not some application (said twice for added impact), it's a system and protocol that can be embedded and used within any application, service or future communication method.

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    I got Wave since....I think more than 6 months ago but I only tried once because like many of you, most of my contacts doesn't have one yet.

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    I think you have to remember that gmail wasn't exactly an overnight success either... 7 years later and now millions of people use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PauL' View Post
    I think you have to remember that gmail wasn't exactly an overnight success either... 7 years later and now millions of people use it.
    Yes but I use it regularly since I got mine 7 years ago. I think some of Google products are a hit and miss affair. For once, I got Google Talk but I don't use it because I already use YM and MSN for chatting and PC to PC call. Skype and Google Talk are just redundant.

    Google Voice is another story though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPartch View Post
    It was all the rage a few months ago. I got an invite logged in and realized that not a single person I knew had an account. So there was nothing I could do with it. Then when a friend got an account, we played with it for a few minutes and decided it was not as cool as advertised. Though now that they have introduced the ability to get an email notification if you get a new wave from someone it might be more handy.

    I think google wave will go the way of the dodo.
    I agree!!!It was so lame!! it came in and went off!! Most of the people didn't even realize it's existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPartch View Post
    I think google wave will go the way of the dodo.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Doubtful, it's not just some web 2.0 app, it's an entirely new protocol (literally), in the same way FTP, HTTP (et al) are protocols. While it certainly won't drive away the likes of email, it has it's place, a very good reason for being and I personally think it holds a lot of weight (when it's matured a little further) into becoming a very powerful collaboration tool that even the likes of Facebook could integrate. Remember that it's not some application (said twice for added impact), it's a system and protocol that can be embedded and used within any application, service or future communication method.
    http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/04/wav...o-google-wave/

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    (said twice for added impact)

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    Shame what you've posted isn't entirely accurate, it's only part of the story.

    Google are ceasing development on the core Wave service, but they have stated support to continue with the protocol and they have take the core project to the open source community anyway. Claiming Wave is dead because the main producer isn't carrying on is like saying mySQL is dead because Oracle bought Sun. As I stated before, Wave is much more than a fly-by-night system that will sink because one group gives up, it's as ubiquitously implementable as any other technology. It's not dead and it's not disappearing, Google will just port it to other projects and others will start the project back up to continue evolving it's potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Shame what you've posted isn't entirely accurate, it's only part of the story.

    Google are ceasing development on the core Wave service, but they have stated support to continue with the protocol and they have take the core project to the open source community anyway. Claiming Wave is dead because the main producer isn't carrying on is like saying mySQL is dead because Oracle bought Sun. As I stated before, Wave is much more than a fly-by-night system that will sink because one group gives up, it's as ubiquitously implementable as any other technology. It's not dead and it's not disappearing, Google will just port it to other projects and others will start the project back up to continue evolving it's potential.
    That's what I'm talking about. The core Wave service offered by Google. I'm not talking about the various technologies that are used to make it up or what some other developers might do with it in the future. My point was that Google Wave was lame and that it would eventually die. Google realized this and have all but killed it. Maybe the open source community will take what Google gives them and make something similar that is not lame and then I will not think it is doomed, as I did Google Wave.

    The article clearly mentions that they are open sourcing parts of it:
    "The service will remain live, says Google, although they say it may eventually come down. Google has also open sourced parts of the code and say they will create tools to let users “liberate” their data: “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 easily “liberate” their content from Wave.”

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