I’m trying to like Google’s latest offering, Buzz. Really, I am.
But when the front page looks like this for me, I can’t keep on coming back day after day. There are 22 shared Google Reader items, which I need to read in Google Reader because the rest of my feeds are there. There are 13 Google Buzz posts, which I can only read in Buzz. And there are 4 tweets, which I need to read on Twitter so that I can keep track of everybody else I follow.
The content unique to Buzz is (comparatively) very small, and comes from an incredibly tiny subset of my “social circle” (God, I hate that term).
By Jalada on 15 February 2010 at 17:55:
Looks like what? Did you forget to add a screenshot?
By Kevin Spencer on 15 February 2010 at 19:06:
I turned Buzz off after about 5 mins. It doesn’t solve any problems I have with my interwho. In fact, it made it more annoying. It just seemed like a big copy & paste of interactions I’ve had with friends from other services. Really, I don’t need to see tweets again. I don’t need to see Google Reader shared items again. I’ve already seen them once today, why do I want to see them again in my Gmail?