Okay. I’ve just learned I’m the proud and lucky (thanks to my guardian angel) owner of a Google Buzz account.
What is it? Actually, I’m still trying to figure that out exactly.
Try to imagine Google Talk (chat) extended with bits of Twitter (followers and followees, but that’s not how they’re called) and geolocation, integrated within Google Mail with an interface that’s slightly reminiscent of Google Wave presented in a blogpost-like format (there has to be a RSS feed somewhere underneath, but I didn’t find it); with possible post upvoting as in Digg or Reddit (but no downvoting).
And you can also mix in stuff from Picasa, Google Reader, Twitter itself, Flickr or blogs.
The above looks like a web 2.0 keyword soup; this is a good reflection of my first impression 🙂
That’s what I was able to gather after using it for 5 minutes. I certainly missed a boatload of things and got some wrong.