Google Wave Resurrected as Google Shared Spaces
Google Wave hit the interwebs with some pretty decent fan fare. It was going to be the next big thing and would help teams collaborate from around the world, in real time over various pieces of content, all pulled in through Google services.
Well, that didn't happen and Google Wave went bye bye.
Today, however, Google resurrected Wave by launching Shared Spaces.
From the Google Wave blog, "A bunch of us who had been working on the Wave APIs were brainstorming about what it would take to just run a Wave gadget. Developers had been doing wonderful stuff --building real-time mini applications--and rather than let that effort go to waste, we wanted to create a new way for people to continue to use these tools and games. Google Shared Spaces is exactly that."
According to the post, each shared space comes with a chat area for extra interaction. It appears to be a social collaboration tool at this point because the example the post points to include planning a night out with friends, annotating a shared map of your favorite places and vote on where to go, for example.
To me, I'm not seeing the, "holy crap batman" factor in this, but as with any Google service, it will become what users make out of it.
What do you think of Shared Spaces?