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Monday, March 08, 2010

Google Buzz and Gmail

I gave Google Buzz a try, but haven't been using it anymore. I have it linked to my Twitter, so when I update that, it goes there. And I think it's also connected to one of my blogs. But I don't update those often either.

Unfortunately, Facebook still wins out. I'd like to switch over to Google Buzz, but it's just not any good yet. Nobody's on it, it's not social enough and it's slow on my computer. I did like Orkut, and I think integrating that with Gmail (and calling it Buzz) would have been a good idea.

My favorite thing about Orkut was the Karma. Google Buzz has no real social extras like that. It's purely a Twitter rip off, plugged directly into your email client.

I'd like to see some improvements overall. I think it will get there and be useful. I did enjoy the early days of Gmail, when this blog was first started. It was fun, and Gmail was awesome. There hasn't been many Google products that have been as great since. I was enthusiastic about Wave, but it's just not that useful. Buzz, same thing. Voice....probably better with a smart phone to use it on.


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