Is there a point?

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Is there a point?

I've played with buzz a very _little_ bit. I'm not exactly sure.... if it really has a point. I know it is supposed to be twitter "like". Really it is more about your location and what is going on around you, rather than what is going on in general. Also, it doesn't seem like you can sign up for bot-esque accounts, nor have they mentioned any API. So twitter will still be better in the fact that it can give you automatic news.

ShakataGaNai ^_^19:28, 10 February 2010

It's Google trying to do what they always do. Compete with stuff that already exists. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn't.

Patrick M (TUFKAAP) (talk)01:54, 11 February 2010

Didn't they already do this with the (unsucessful) Okourt (or something with some weird name).

Bawolff 01:56, 11 February 2010

Wasn't Okurt something they bought then shut down? I suppose it has a chance if it has a good API, is more stable than twitter and is well integrated into a product everyone uses already ::cough::gmail::cough::

ShakataGaNai ^_^06:14, 11 February 2010

I think Buzz is really just a gimmick to attract less tech-savvy people from Hotmail/Yahoo etc to Gmail.

the wub "?!"22:04, 11 February 2010 methink.

Mikemoral♪♫02:38, 11 February 2010

Yeah, it's Orkut. Apparently really popular in some countries, but it never really took off in the UK.

the wub "?!"21:53, 11 February 2010

Well, it's popular in Brazil and India.

Mikemoral♪♫01:01, 12 February 2010