We’ve all heard about Google Buzz, the new Twitter killer right; like its supposed to roll out and take control over the social media world. Personally i think Google has got it right this time around, empowering email as a “social media” tool. Google Buzz is more of dig at Facebook and other companies that have a huge user base on their network, especially email users.
Like Microsoft and Yahoo aren’t watching, they’ll be soon to follow. You also wouldn’t want to forget all the mobile devices accessing webmail these days, there’s a goldmine of information and people.
Twitter will always be at the heart of micro-blogging and social media to me and many other folks out there. That said Twitter still isn’t the end all and b all, its’ the beginning of other social media eco-sytem’s taking inspiration. This time one that has been around a long while – Email.
In terms of privacy Google’s track record is far cleaner than Facebook, they’re a more transparent company providing a very stable platform. With all the fuss out there about generating followers and privacy issues, I still like the fact that Buzz automatically generates my followers, people whom i email and chat to and most importantly people whose thoughts and insights are an inspiration to me as well.
I’ll be glad to add more than 140 characters to a comment
or thread and engage in insightful conversations…