Google Wave trova finalmente meritato riposo, probabilmente perché in pochi hanno effettivamente compreso il suo reale utilizzo.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has repeatedly stated the world does not need a Facebook clone, but it does seriously need a real alternative. Today, Buzz is not that alternative, and the team's developers never positioned it as a Facebook killer, Twitter killer or anything of that nature - instead focusing on building the product on open standards for sharing of content, and we have seen the Buzz buttons populate the Web in a way that less-successful products, FriendFeed included, never did.
That said, Google Buzz hasn't immediately captured the imagination of users and seen dramatic growth some have expected for it, although statistics for its use are practically impossible to find. Even as Google said it was not intended to be a head-on competitor to Facebook, it has instead been regarded internally as an extension of Gmail, and that likely isn't the best place to have an active social network, even as Schmidt says the team "is doing very well".
I tentativi di sfondare sono stati tanti negli anni, ma la sensazione è che in Google quello che fa più rabbia è non riuscire a trovare un modo per stoppare il terzo Paese del mondo. Chissà mai tutto questo vociare sia solo il preludio al fantomatico Google Me.