Google Buzz. Is it necessary?

2/11/2010:

Speaking of Google…

Is Google Buzz just too much information

Should technology and communication slow down?

Many Hoboken411 readers out there with Google accounts, have typically jumped on whatever the next thing Google produces (does “Wave” ring a bell?)

Now, Google has another kind of “do it all” application feature built into Gmail called Google Buzz. Yet another way to (try) and make sense of the myriad of “social networking” sites out there (along with sharing, collaborating, etc.)

Not going to get too much into it here, right now – but how many of you feel that we’re collectively a bit too “gung ho” about all this communicating? We’re talking about a lot, but seemingly doing a lot less in the process. I’m worried about what this tech can do to a country like America that actually used to produce things, rather than talk about them.

The rate that we’re evolving doesn’t give enough time for the “masses” to catch up, thus leaving us with a giant disparity between communication mediums. This, in my opinion – has caused society to be LESS CONNECTED than 10-20 years ago. I believe we need to slow down for a number of reasons..

Your thoughts?

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9 Comments on "Google Buzz. Is it necessary?"

JakeE
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JakeE

It’ s a nice thing that Google do their best to reach out consumers. The only thing is that Google has yet to address some serious concerns about the security of Buzz. Google just acquired Aardvark, a company that developed a social networking search program and not just for a few payday loans either they paid $50 million.

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

Though I only checked out Buzz momentarily, I’d have to say that what I’ve already received is going to meet the same fate as the junk mail piled on my kitchen table. Just don’t have the time for it…

homeworld
Member

This is Google trying to conquer facebook and twitter. I’m sure Buzz already has more users than Friendster ever had due to the massive Google user base.

emarche
Member

We definitely need to slow down. Some of the new technologies are interesting, but there’s a real danger in how people use these new mediums to communicate. First and foremost is the apparent level of dependency to be touch with people at all times, which results in dangerous behavior: texting while driving? Really? Talking on the phone while driving is bad enough, but now people feel the need to text?! And what’s the impact upon business productivity? Too many ways for people to goof off with people outside of their office let alone around the watercooler.

What I find most upsetting about some of these new mediums (and I’m a certified web geek), is that they really seem to be compromising effective communication. Aside from the goofy spelling that’s emerged from the tech cloud (Prince can get away with a sentence like, “U R so GR8” – the average idiot on the street should try harder), people are no longer giving any consideration or though to their communication…it’s instant response. It’s a shame. Plenty of smart people out there who look like dummies because they have the ability to fire off a rapid response rather than thinking things through. .

homeworld
Member

I find it cringe worthy when politicians and other people of supposed importance use such slang.

In response to emarche who said:
We definitely need to slow down. Some of the new technologies are interesting, but there’s a real danger in how people use these new mediums to communicate. First and foremost is the apparent level of dependency to be touch with people at all times, which results in dangerous behavior: texting while driving? Really? Talking on the phone while driving is bad enough, but now people feel the need to text?! And what’s the impact upon business productivity? Too many ways for people to goof off with people outside of their office let alone around the watercooler.

What I find most upsetting about some of these new mediums (and I’m a certified web geek), is that they really seem to be compromising effective communication. Aside from the goofy spelling that’s emerged from the tech cloud (Prince can get away with a sentence like, “U R so GR8” – the average idiot on the street should try harder), people are no longer giving any consideration or though to their communication…it’s instant response. It’s a shame. Plenty of smart people out there who look like dummies because they have the ability to fire off a rapid response rather than thinking things through. .

emarche
Member

Are you talking about Obama’s recent, “MIDL CLSS – SUX2BU! K, THNX BYE!” or his “OMFG IRN! 20% ENRCHD URNM?! R NOOKS R BST!! ALL UR BSE R BLNG TO US!”?

In response to homeworld who said:
I find it cringe worthy when politicians and other people of supposed importance use such slang.

homeworld
Member

SOMEONE SET US UP THE BOMB

In response to emarche who said:
Are you talking about Obama’s recent, “MIDL CLSS – SUX2BU! K, THNX BYE!” or his “OMFG IRN! 20% ENRCHD URNM?! R NOOKS R BST!! ALL UR BSE R BLNG TO US!”?

freewheelin
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I’ve read about people handing in resumes or job applications with sentences written in texting language. If you want a job, good idea to avoid using things like OMG or LOL in your application, no? ROFLMAO, know what I mean? As for Buzz, I already spend way too much time on Facebook so I made a conscious decision to not go on Twitter and I have no plan to use Buzz. In response to emarche who said: We definitely need to slow down. Some of the new technologies are interesting, but there’s a real danger in how people use these new mediums to communicate. First and foremost is the apparent level of dependency to be touch with people at all times, which results in dangerous behavior: texting while driving? Really? Talking on the phone while driving is bad enough, but now people feel the need to text?! And what’s the impact upon business productivity? Too many ways for people to goof off with people outside of their office let alone around the watercooler. What I find most upsetting about some of these new mediums (and I’m a certified web geek), is that they really seem to be compromising effective communication. Aside from the goofy spelling that’s emerged from the tech cloud (Prince can get away with a sentence like, “U R so GR8” – the average idiot on the street should try harder), people are no longer giving any consideration or though to their communication…it’s instant response. It’s a shame.… Read more »
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