- Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 Google introduces Google Buzz.
- Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 I was in the room the next day with two PetaMedia researchers formulating their opinion, "You're in my network, but I am apparently not in yours--that makes no sense."
- Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 I find the time to look into it, reading coverage in the NYT and checking out what was happening at Wired.com, and also looking at subsequent posts on the Google Gmail blog Thursday and yesterday. I turn it off and check to make sure that I don't have a public profile.
There's no readily available information on any of these issues. It's all about Buzz, with no vision of what's going to happen with the large amounts of previously Buzzed that will enevitably accumulate. I don't want to be tempted into Buzzing into what, without effective search and browinsing technology, basically is huge void. I'd better keep on simply printing out pictures and sending them to my family and friends with the conventional mail. Sure, I can Buzz it today, but a couple years from now my stuff will be simply gone. If it is indeed being archived somewhere, it will be gone in the sense of its useless without a intelligently conceived mechanism to search and browse it.
To accompany this post, I've chosen a photo from a Flikr that is dated 1909. If the woman in this photo had Buzzed this picture one hundred years ago, would it still be in the possession of her great-grandchild? Given the text on Flickr the great-grandchild is obviously fascinated by it and thrilled to have it. From the beginning, Buzz should have a vision that recognizes the value of stale Buzzed.