Monthly Archives: November 2011

The World Waves Goodbye to Google Wave

Google Wave is DeadGoogle has now officially announced the end of Google Wave. Google has sent out emails to all users informing them that as of 31 January 2012 Google Wave will be read only and it will be turned off on 30 April 2012. If you want to continue using Wave there is an open source project called Walkaround that allows you to import all your waves from Google.

It was announced back in August 2010 that due to it’s lack of user adoption, mainly because Google tried to replace two perfectly good products that don’t need to be merged or improved, e-mail and instant messenger. While it was a useful messenger meeting tool I’m led to believe most users just played games and shared memes with it!

Now Google is preparing for the wave of the future Google+!






Bajki Robotów on Google – Stanisław Lem Celebrations

Today one of the most impressive doodles up to date.
Google celebrates one of the most influential science-fiction authors in history.
Late Stanisław Lem published his first book 60 years ago his works sold in over 27 millions copies and has been translated to 41 languages.
All time Krakowiak!

Google Doodle Lem

Born in Lwów but all time Krakowiak - Stanisław Lem - Science fiction Author and Philosopher

World with little competition – Royal Mail Web experiments

The Register informed on Monday what was already broadly known – Royal Mail Website services are down. Over the weekend we experienced problems with RM service which was simply down.  A lot of our e-commerce customers couldn’t process parcels as Royal Mail decided to upgrade the system.

Royal Mail

Web Postage Order Down due to new system implementation scheduled during the highest sales season

Everyone knows on approach to Christmas online sales jump up and Royal Mail is extremely busy with all extra staff employed. Unfortunately someone decided to upgrade their system in the middle of the high season usage! – effect thousands of  angry people on twitter and a lot of lost business.

Someone from Royal Mail should think about this – why not make large changes to important parts of your site during off-peak seasons?


The two points to take away are clear:

1) If you run an organisation as big as Royal Mail – Ignore your customers ;-) if you fail this same people will be asked to pay from their taxes for your services anyway. Look no further than banks.

2) If you’re a reliable and trustworthy company who cares, make sure whatever your marketing effort is your company may suffer if you do not consult changes on your internal system with your customers or community.

The highest sales season is the worst to go for implementation. Check your stats and make sure you upset the lowest number of people in the process.