Google Wave was launched in 2009 as experimental service with lots of real-time interaction features. I think it’s important to really understand why it failed. For its time, it was very innovative. Still, it failed to meet the expectations of Google. Why? What was wrong with Wave?
Figuring this out is important, because as futuristic community building very innovative things we are almost predestined to run into the same problems that Google Wave ran into. So, we need to understand the potential pitfalls in order to be able to strategically avoid them.
What’s your theory why Google Wave failed?