How to do Everything in Google Buzz (including turn it off). Typically valuable article from Gina Trapani on the new wunderkind from the big G. Buzz is predictably getting some buzz, and this piece helps to put it all into a bit of context. Will the service be useful? Time tells all, dear reader. Right now I think it has more instant appeal than Google Wave, but who knows in the long term?
I see Buzz being useful for more personal, direct social interaction although the key factor will be how well it integrates with email without becoming yet another source of message noise. Wave on the other hand is shaping up to be more valuable in a strictly business environment, for example helping remote teams keep up to date on projects and other team endeavours.