OK, maybe I’m overreacting…I mean it’s been a whole 10 minutes since I’ve been using Google Buzz…but the early results do not portend well in my opinion. But even though I’m only following a handful of people the information is coming in torrents. It’s funny, with the Google Wave beta, I never saw that much activity as I wasn’t using it for any collaborative projects, but Buzz, which seems to incorporate some Wave-style features, has created a tsunami of information in short order.
At least with Twitter, I can segment the inflow with searches, hashtags and lists. I don’t see those kinds of controls/filters straight off the bat with Buzz. And with Twitter, you can let the tweets wash over you, jump out for a while and no big deal. But now all this stuff is piling up in my Inbox and I can’t find the off switch. Oy.
Perhaps I will get used to it or perhaps I just need less prolific friends. But I’m afraid to add more folks to mix for now.
Has Buzz been activated for you? What are your reactions?