The phrase “buzz me” might take on a literal meaning starting today, after Google made available Google Buzz, yet another social networking application!
Buzz is a lot like twitter, except that it integrates itself with Gmail, which makes it a huge favorite with me. Visiting twitter.com only to tweet was not something I remembered to do. Buzz however, is right there, in Gmail, a site I am perennially logged into while online.
While Buzz on Gmail is useful, Buzz on mobile is what makes it fun! It automatically assigns locations to your buzzes. Most entertaining is the “Nearby” feature and the Buzz map, with little buzzes floating around my locality. It’s amusing to see what people around you are buzzing!
I have so far failed to understand the purpose of the Buzz application that installs itself on my iPhone. All it seems to do it load Buzz in Safari. Anyone? Also, there seems to be a bug in the Buzz Map as I am unable to move back and forth Buzzes with the arrows provided besides the active Buzz.
Buzz is a breadth of fresh air after the much hyped Google Wave. I am yet to understand why Google Wave invites were distributed as precious gold. I remember begging for one, and eventually getting one, only to find out none of my friends had one and ultimately leaving me with no one to Wave to!
Buzz is buzzing away at the moment.. lets see how long the buzz lasts :)