Google Buzz. It has JUUUUUST enough features so it’s like Twitter, but it’s lacking enough so it’s not overwhelmingly time consuming like Facebook. I haven’t officially decided whether I like it or not. I only found a few features that I like so far:
- The ability to link it to my Twitter account… even though I’m sure not everyone wants to be forced to see what I’m tweeting on Buzz.
- The ability to link my website there, so I can have my posts automatically announced like I can on Twitter
So I only have those two things that I REAAAAAAAAAALLY like…and they can be either beneficial or annoying to my followers. One thing that bothers the HELL out of me, is that if you don’t check off the option for your chat statuses to be declared, you have this looooooong row of messages without even realizing it. I’m pretty sure no one except my co-workers (and maybe not even them) cares if I’m at lunch or drinking coffee. I think everyone should turn that option off and only purposely use Buzz for fresh and interesting things.
Do you think Google Buzz will survive? I personally think it needs something more to it to differentiate it from every other social media platform out there. Perhaps if it joined with Google Wave? Or am I just asking for too much here?
What are your thoughts?