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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Isn't GoogleWave all tosh?

Google is good. The search engine that is. Not just good, it's brilliant. So is GMail. I'm a GMail user from the very beginning and love it. So are many other Google services; they really have set some standards. However, Google Wave is just not one of them.

Simply put GW is more or less a hyped up chat program I think. Fancy name, cool interface, and more or less all the forms of media we know is put together - except voice and video chat. So basically you can text chat, add some pics and/or vids to it. Oh and also you can Tweet and Blog from within it, but that's just about it. I can drag-drop an image or a video to Skype and do the same - watch it online or watch it after downloading, they're all the same after all - plus I like the much simpler Skype interface. So yeah, it'll take a bit more for GW to make me a fan. But then again as much as I don't care about GW, I'm damn sure they don't give a crap if I become their fan or not either.




  1. Google wave can be a really good tool if you're collaborating on a project, since you could edit the same document and it'll just stay there forever, instead of like MSN chats or something, which disappear after you close the program... :)

  2. I don't think we are ready for google wave yet as Chavie says it's a collaboration tool and organising our communications in a more structured manner.. mind you this means moving on from our existing communications framework to something completely different...Gina Trapani (of Lifehacker fame) discusses it here http://www.macworld.com/article/146555/2010/02/whatisgooglewave.html?lsrc=rss_main

  3. Well, yeah, I agree that it's not all tosh. Actually this post is entirely subjective, and just said that it's not really of a value for me. At least not yet.
    I might even change my mind.
    Thanks for the link maf!