OK, so Google launched Google Buzz
yesterday. Their next attempt to do something about this whole social media stuff that they never managed to pull off. Facebook and Twitter are growing like crazy and the search giant (well, all the giants, including Yahoo and Microsoft) seem not to comprehend the social craziness.
Integration with Gmail adds noise to my email
Google decided to use their Gmail user base to make sure the buzz is being used... so now everyone has buzz in their Gmail account. I get enough messages in my email inbox that it distracts me from my work, so I don't need more noise.
Furthermore, if someone comments on a buzz, I get it to my inbox... I don't want more stuff in my inbox. I grew up in the "Inbox zero"
world and it's hard enough to keep it up anyway... Luckily there is a hack
for that :-)
New profile, new followers....
So I had to set up a new Google Profile
, and it seems I need to set up new followers and following! No thank you, I've been working hard enough on my Twitter following and I have more than 8K+ followers
(thanks guys and gals!) and I don't feel like building it all again.
My current social media flow...
My main hub is my Twitter account
. Statuses from there go to my Facebook profile
and Linkedin profile
... I occassionally use comments on Facebook and I use Llinkedin strictly for business related stuff. Why do I need Buzz? Can't find any real use for that.
Can you convince me to give Google Buzz a try? Like it? Hate it? What's your take?