Monday, March 1, 2010

The Buzz backstory

Really good article from Eric Schonfeld at TechCrunch. He theorizes that maybe the reason Google pushed Buzz out the door early, was to use it as leverage with Twitter.  Because Google wants to glom onto Twitter. Another great reason, quoting now, “links passed through social sharing are beginning to rival search as a primary driver of traffic for many sites. Part of Google’s prowess stems from the fact that it is the largest referrer of traffic to many other Websites. It doesn’t want to lose that status to social sharing streams such as Facebook or Twitter.”


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The 9 worst things about Google Buzz

The entire planet has heaped scorn on the fledgling social service from Big G.  So, let’s join in, shall we?  Here’s a story from the Huffington Post detailing the many failings of Buzz.  (And, well, sure- they did an article about how good it is, too.  Way to play it straight down the middle, Arianna.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Google Buzz: “We were drunk”

Google Buzz says it didn’t mean it when it was initially going to expose every detail about you in your entire life to the entire galaxy for the rest of time. Get the buzz here, c/o eSarcasm.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Buzz must be the best thing ever made

Judging from the amount of, er, buzz that Google Buzz has been getting, you’d think this was the re-invention of the Intertubes. But there’s been a lotta hoo-hah about privacy, mwah mwah.  (I mean, check this angry woman.) The latest word we have is that Google may consider making a separate Web app for it. As of now, they’re not considering taking it out of Gmail.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

To infinity and beyond: How to disable Google Buzz

Don’t like Buzz? Don’t want it? Can’t figure it out? CNET’s got a good article here. Key quote: “We tried it, we didn’t like it, and now it has to go.” Meanwhile, this CNN article thinks The Googster has a winner.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NSFW:This Buzz promo not approved by Big G

(It’s just one bad word at the end- but it’s the bad word.)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sergey gets Buzzed

TechCrunch has video of Sergey talking about their latest effort in the social space.

So what’s this Buzz all about?

Google Buzz.  And of course, their team already has cool T-shirts with the logo on it. Buzz is Mountain View’s latest attempt to glom onto the social scene. This time, they’re integrating the show into Gmail. Rather than go into all the details you know, like share photos, update status, mwah mwah mwah, let’s let their promo clip do the talking. Update: Looks like Big Purple’s a little snippy about this, eh?