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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Google Buzz

Feb 25, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Everybody's first reaction to Buzz was: How do I turn this off? Most people sit on the brink of information overload, and Buzz seemed to push us all over the edge.

"But the more I use Buzz, the more I like it. The discoverability of new people to follow is better than on any other service. People actually have conversations, rather than one-off posts followed by sporadic heckling. There's no sophomoric "poking," Mafia wars or invitations to inane "causes" to wade through every day. You can fine-tune the signal-to-noise ratio on Buzz very easily.

"Then it hit me. Rather than controlling, containing or eliminating Buzz, why not open the Buzz floodgates and do a scorched-earth on everything else?"

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