I Buzzed the other day. The little Buzz bubble was there on the Google Maps on my Android phone and I succumbed to temptation and replied to someone else’s Buzz.
I think it shall be my one and only time.
I am thoroughly underwhelmed. As I punch the little bubbles on the map, I find myself learning who’s stuck in traffic, who’s ordering pizza, who’s lonely for companionship (that buzz was really no one’s bizz, especially accompanied by a picture of the lonely person in question). And, frankly, the fact that Google Maps shows the geographical location of Buzzers (Buzzists? Buzzites?) does sort of induce a case of the willies.
Really, not worth my while to plough through all this to find something useful.
Before I attribute bad motives to them, because they generally have a good track record, I shall assume that Google just rushed this Buzz thingee into production without thinking.
Nevertheless, I have changed my default search engine in all my browsers to Startpage.