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Why Google Buzz Isn't Buzzworthy

Feb 12, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"There's something wrong with Google Buzz. And it's the same thing that's wrong with Google itself. Google is all brains and no heart. All logic and no intuition. Google Buzz should be wonderful. It makes perfect sense. So why does it annoy?

"Google Buzz is a connected set of social features that spans multiple services. Buzz brings Twitter-like "tweets" or Facebook-like "status updates" right into Gmail. It enables the sharing of content from photo services and YouTube, and hooks into Google's "Profiles" service. Buzz is a "layer" in Google Maps. It's everywhere, and it's nowhere.

"Google Buzz cannot be explained in a single sentence. But once you do explain it, the service sounds pretty darn cool.

"The Open and Closed Case Against Google Buzz

"Google Buzz is too "open." Yeah, I said it. But at the same time, it's not open enough where it really counts. Let me explain."

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