The news of Google Wave‘s demise caught many of us by surprise. The service had been available for only about a year. It had just joined Google Apps.
Google maintained that they had not seen strong adoption. This may be true but it did have a core community that is none too pleased about Google’s decision.
So much so that a group has created: “Save Google Wave,” a web site dedicated to keeping Google Wave from being shuttered.
The site provides different ways for people to express their support for Google Wave. As of this evening more than 19,400 people have given a “thumbs up,” for saving the service. The Twitter account has 360 followers. More than 250 people have retweeted the site and 70 have given it a Digg.
Oh, yes, and you can buy a t-shirt or a button. We’re not sure what that is for except perhaps to give the developers a bit for the work they are doing to raise awareness. It would help if they provided a disclaimer of some sort.
These are not huge numbers. But more illuminating are the emails in support of Google Wave. These include those from a physicist, a student collaborating on a novel with his girlfriend and a software developer. Sigue leyendo
Mozilla recently introduced another beta version of Firefox 4 that is quite different from any of the previous releases.
Firefox 4 sports a clean and polished look, the add-ons section has been completely revamped, the menu bars are hidden so you have more screen estate for reading web pages plus you now have the option to permanently “pin” frequently used web apps. Sigue leyendo