EdgeTheory: Google Buzz: Content Creation or Collection?
Google Buzz, only a week old, is gaining a lot of visibility, and is seen as Google’s most direct attack against social upstarts Facebook and Twitter. Some really like it. Others are up in arms about perceived privacy violations. Today, Chris Saad and I talked about whether Buzz’s clear mimicry of FriendFeed and other existing sites missed a new opportunity to innovate – and become a true social network aggregation tool, including aggregation of gestures.
Did Google make a mistake, and not really invent anything new with Buzz, making it immediately an also-ran? You'll find Chris and I don't always agree.