Company Google decided to open access to the service Google wave For everyone. Prior to that, it was possible to use its services only at the invitation of another participant. Once upon a time, the postal service developed according to the same scenario. gmail.
Decline in interest was cited as the reason. Although the service is positioned Google as innovative, the majority of users did not appreciate it. It is believed that Google wave ideal for solving a variety of tasks, it can replace both e-mail and instant messengers and ticket systems. With it, you can discuss projects together, create articles together, and generally use it for remote collaboration.
Time will tell how much open access will help popularize the service. As you know, projects from Google always “swing” for a long time, eventually becoming completely indispensable, gaining fans around the world.