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Can someone explain to me what Google Wave was and why it was cancled?

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I remember my friend was so obsessed with it and he even got his teacher to use it and she was super impressed. I also recall lots of people, both IRL and the internet, getting very pissed at it's discontinuation

Looking on Wikipedia, it seems like it just lets you chat via email and real-time. What am I missing here? And why would Google discontinue a heavily acclaimed service ?
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Google wave was a live, shared space on the web where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps ect. It was canceled because it had a very small user base.
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It was canceled because it had a very small user base.
Was that because they limited it so much for Beta? Cause it was heavily hyped up and covered by news and stuff. And people IRL were ACTUALLY talking about it (that never happens).
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It basically was a huge letdown. They made the demos really awesome, but once you got into the Beta, it was a huge disappointment. I remember when I got into the Beta, poked around for a few minutes, and immediately closed it because it just wasn't intriguing.
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