And here it is, Google’s answer to twitter/friendfeed/facebook. Actually, it is more a replacement of the wall, the forum, the discussion board. I have to say, I’ve played with it a little, and it’s not bad. It helps that I use gmail anyway, of course. I just haven’t been logging into Facebook much lately unless somebody posts something (so I get an email to go look).
Ars has a nice review, and worth a read, quoted below.
Google launches Buzz to rein in social media overload
By Chris Foresman | Last updated February 9, 2010 5:27 PM
Today Google announced its latest social application, designed to bring the fire hose of social media and status updates down to a useful trickle of the most “interesting” bits. Dubbed Google Buzz, the service is designed to offer easier ways to share links, photos, and other information, corral all those things shared by friends and other connections, and integrate well with other services in an open way.
It’s “a Google approach to sharing,” according to Todd Jackson, product manager for Gmail and Google Buzz.