This post was published in February 2010, so the information in the post or about me in the sidebar may no longer be correct.

Google Buzz

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?

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