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.