For those of you following “Prof Hackers” on Twitter, I’m sure you’ve noticed the high tide filled with tweets about “Goodbye to Google Wave”
While possibly supporting this movement, I had to research what “Google Wave” was before I could grieve over its disappearance. In the link above, they have a video that provides a brief glance at the wave. Turns out I’m not sad to see this feature, that is currently only “read only,” disappear completely. I liked that they mentioned that it didn’t really even gain momentum because people may be ” too wedded to existing forms of electronic communication.” Who needs the Wave when it’s way easier to get an email, text, or phone call? I guess it just goes to show that although there are efforts to improve our electronic communication, sometimes they don’t work out so well. Also connecting it to our digital project, it also goes to show that not everything that has been created online needs to be preserved.