Yep, according to Techcrunch Google is to stop all development on Google wave! Well this Old Welsh Guy has to say that maybe the reason for the almost total rejection by all but devout googlites or geeks was that we simply didn’t like the way it suddenly appeared in our private parts (ooer missus) without warning nor proper explanation.
Many people are starting not to trust Google as much as previously, little things like using toolbar feedback for URL discovery, or the automatic toolbar update changing privacy settings to personalised search, and feedback to google with information without asking did it for me.
Now all cookies from Google are blocked on my main browser, the Google toolbar has been wiped off the face of the earth, and I make sure there is nothing to sign me into Google at all. Which is a shame, as I really liked the simplicity of Chrome, now I don’t trust Google as far as I can throw them, and at 350 pound per share I struggle to lift them let alone throw them 🙂
So Wave has gone, which again is a shame, but whoever thought that launching a product that appears in someones face when they log into web mail REALLY should have read Dale Carnegie’s book on How to Win Friends and Influence People. Although they certainly influenced people to immediately hit the ‘NO THANKS’ option!