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Buzz Off

I picked up on Google’s Buzz idea fairly soon after it came out and have already posted about it a couple of times (most recently in March). However, this morning I have decided to drop it from my Googlemail interface.

It had reached the point where almost all of the ‘buzz’ I was receiving came from one friend (hi Andy!) and that consisted of his tweets, which I get already via Tweetdeck, and his shared items from Google Reader, which I get already (and in a more readable format) in Reader itself.

Perhaps there will be a resurgence in Buzz at some point; for example, they might add the feature I wanted of being able to choose what you picked up from what your friends share. I would be interested if it could aggregate the ragged edges of my online connections (and draw me into new discussions that span off from core things that I had seen elsewhere).

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