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?"