The Buzz on Google Buzz

Ok, this is the one and (hopefully) only post that I’m going to make regarding Google Buzz. Google Buzz will succeed if, and only if, it can steal a large majority of mainstream users from Twitter/Facebook. Note that, by “mainstream users” I don’t mean New Media Douchebags like Scoble, Arrington, Winer, et al. I mean your parents, the barflies at my pub, and the vapid tarts in the local sorority.

No amount of whiz-bang technology, or “mind-share,” or the adoption of so-called influentials will mean fuck-all unless Google can engage the masses. My money is that they can’t.

That said, in the interests of seeing how this all pans out, my profile is http://www.google.com/profiles/dlines13.