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Google Wave ebbs away

Last night Google posted an update on its blog – and it spells the beginning of the end for its Wave project

Admit it, you were desperate for a Wave invite when Google announced its real-time collaboration tool just over a year ago. Then, when Google handed you the keys, you were beseiged by requests.

The result? Everyone ended up with a Google Wave account which they played with for a few days before discarding like a new toy that looked shiny in the shop, but turned out to be a bit pants out of the box.

Now Google’s realised that nobody’s using it any more (“Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked”), and has announced that it will discontinue development (“but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year.”)

Do you use Wave? Or did you suck it and see, only to see that it sucked? At least we’ll always have this video to remember it by…