Google Wave to shut, never liked it anyway

Google has announced they will stop developing Wave (May 2009 to August 2010). I guess this clearly shows God does make mistakes ;-)

I don’t recall who sent me the Wave invite, I signed up during the early days of Wave. I never got to a stage of liking it simply because I never understood it. My friends in US found it surprising that I was not comfortable with Wave. It was not for a common man, it was not something which was needed in your daily life. One had to be very technical/geeky to use it, at least that was my perception.

Most of Google’s tools rock – GWT, Adsense (we like Green), mail, Ad planner. This is not the first time Google has shut a product,

  • Google SearchWiki (November 2008 to March 2010)
  • Google Audio Ads (January 2006 to February 2009)
  • Google Video (January 2005 to January 2009)
  • Dodgeball (May 2005 to January 2009)
  • Jaiku (October 2007 to January 2009)
  • Google Notebook (May 2006 ā€“ January 2009)
  • Google Catalogs (December 2001 to January 2009)
  • Google Print Ads (November 2006 to January 2009)
  • Google Page Creator (April 2006 to August 2008)
  • Google Answers shut (April 2002 – Nov 2006)

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