Google Buzz is about to go away! Wow, in less then two years, Google announced, promoted and then killed its second attempt at a social networking app.
We were introduced to Google Buzz on February 9, 2010 when Google said,
"Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail. Buzz brings this network to the surface by automatically setting you up to follow the people you email and chat with the most."
This appeared recently on a Google blog post entitled, "A fall sweep":
"In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won't be able to create new posts after that, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout."
If you haven't done so already, I suggest that you check out Google+. It has been very successful since its launch this summer. Let's hope that they are more successful with their third attempt at social networking!