Firstly, there’s Google Wave – which was meant to completely redefine the way we collaborate and work on projects together. There was the big hype, the exclusivity and the total need to get an invite and now … Blam! Splat! I don’t know anyone who has asked me for my Wave details to work on a Project.
And then there is Google Buzz – Google’s answer (if any) to the wonderful world of Twitter. No Character Limits is supposed to be the big appeal but for once, I think, Google was the Midget trying to squash the Giant. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to log into Gmail to read my Buzz. I already have to keep an eye on my two blogs, facebook and twitter.
I don’t know how much Google spent on developing Google Buzz but I think they ignored the first rule of product launch: Market Research. Social Medialites just don’t need another platform – not yet, anyway.
So … the Big Question: Do you Buzz?
P.S. I’m on twitter: www.twitter.com/tonyseifart