Why Google Buzz Isn't Buzzworthy
Feb 12, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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