Google Buzz

I'm trying Google Buzz and a few integrations with various other tools here.  Apologies for any duplicate posts in the Twitter/Google/Links sections on the right.  My initial thoughts:

  1. There are many hooks - from Picassa to Google Mail to registered websites.  That's nice, but it also takes a bit to understand why, and if, these need to be hooked together.  That's what I'm going through now.
  2. I like that it bring in Twitter posts.  I can remove the Twitter feed and just have the Google Buzz feed, which would include the Twitter posts.  See "1", above.

Much like the Apple iPad announcement, there are a lot of folks screaming and yelling that Google is too late to the social party.  I'm not sure I agree with that - there are a lot of Google web properties/communities where Buzz could help tie together.

Still, like other social networking tools, it's best to figure out what purpose it has for you, before diving in with both feet.

Wil A.