Wide Links #7: Save the Wave!

Wide Links #7: Save the Wave!

Aug 6, 10 • In Links

Reactions to Google’s announcement that they are shutting down Google Wave, and more news, tips, and opinion from the world of wide teams.

  • The campaign to save the wave.

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      • When we heard the news about Google Wave being shut down, we were devastated. Google Wave is an invaluable tool that we use every day to keep track and collaborate on projects (in real-time).

     

  • How Wave is being used in the real world (and why they need to keep it alive!)

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      • many businesses and organizations are using Google Wave as their main collaboration tool. While it hasn’t proven itself to be the perfect tool for every company, Google Wave is certainly a good option for many teams, especially those who don’t have a lot of opportunities to interact in person.

     

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      • Loving where you work is incredibly important, especially when you are work shifting from a typical 9 to 5 into a career or business where you have freedom of location. Choose wisely, pay attention to your inner aesthetic needs and you’ll find yourself 100 times more productive and happy at work.

     

  • Interesting take on where Wave failed teams.

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      • Some design choices were also very confusing. Because everyone was allowed to edit everything, it became very unclear how a discussion actually had evolved. Wave offered a playback feature to work around this problem, but it wasn’t very convenient. A normal person just couldn’t understand what’s happening inside his Wave.

        We ended up taking a very different path

     

      • Some design choices were also very confusing. Because everyone was allowed to edit everything, it became very unclear how a discussion actually had evolved. Wave offered a playback feature to work around this problem, but it wasn’t very convenient. A normal person just couldn’t understand what’s happening inside his Wave.

     

  • A spirited reply to Mark Suster’s argument against dispersed teams.

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      • It’s clear that the physical location of your team simply does not matter in today’s technical world. You can run a successful remote business, just as you can run an unsuccessful single-location business with your entire team under one roof.

     

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