Is Google Buzz Here To Stay?

By now you have heard about Google Buzz and maybe given it a shot. At least you tried couple of times then you said “I think I should just check my email.”

You have to give it to Google that they were very smart about their new offering. Instead of launching it as a separate product like Wave, they launched it as a part of something already successful. In case you didn’t know, Gmail is the 3rd largest free email in the world.

I personally started out with Hotmail but always felt that email should be fast and easy. Gmail is fast and easy and that is why after using both Hotmail and Yahoo! I decided to divert everything to Gmail. Every time any website asks me for an email, I give out Hotmail. When people ask for email, I give them Gmail.

Lately, I haven’t had much time to play with it but so far it has been an okay experience. I don’t use Twitter much because when I ask a question on Buzz, I do get a response. On Twitter it is like I am shooting an arrow in the dark. I have more followers on Twitter by the way. Most people who are following me on Buzz are not really friends and I was little worried the other day that why exactly are all these people following me anyways but its all good, I embraced social media exhibitionism almost a year ago and don’t regret it… yet.

Buzz is here to stay because of many reasons, some of them are:

– Acts like FriendFeed but it is not.
– People who think Twitter is stupid love Buzz.
– You don’t have to work extra hard, its right their in your inbox.
– Real-time.

Gizmodo has written an excellent post on “What is Google Buzz?” which I suggest you read.

What do you think about Google Buzz? Like it? Hate it?

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  • Hi Zahid,
    I was really excited to read your opinion on Google Buzz.

    One reason is that I’m NOT using it yet — as I’ve pretty much stuck with AOL [despite its myriad detractors] and don’t use Gmail. [I may have an account, but haven’t checked it.]

    I love Social Media, but it’s so hard to incorporate yet another platform. I will be interested to see what happens, but I have heard lots of naysayers ]who probably don’t work for Google] 🙂
    .-= Shari Weiss´s last blog ..What’s the ROI on Blog Comments, Anyway? =-.

  • Hi Zahid,
    I was really excited to read your opinion on Google Buzz.

    One reason is that I’m NOT using it yet — as I’ve pretty much stuck with AOL [despite its myriad detractors] and don’t use Gmail. [I may have an account, but haven’t checked it.]

    I love Social Media, but it’s so hard to incorporate yet another platform. I will be interested to see what happens, but I have heard lots of naysayers ]who probably don’t work for Google] 🙂
    .-= Shari Weiss´s last blog ..What’s the ROI on Blog Comments, Anyway? =-.

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