Feb 11, 2010

Google Buzz

I was watching Animal Planet's - Most Extreme yesterday and the episode was on the most extreme animal myths. One of them was the "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" myth. They mythbustered (sp?) the shit out of it by giving an old dog a treat every time he jumped on someone, and eventually made him stop jumping on said person by filling his belly with a beggin' strip. So you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Well, I've grown used to Facebook coming out with new shit on a weekly if not daily basis and it doesn't bother me. As long as I have the option to hide people's comments that I could care less about, I'm not too worried about the changes that Facebook makes. Being an old dog myself I guess (is that possible at age 26?) I just made the leap from Paint to Photoshop. I'm still a little stuck on my ways, but I know it's for the best. So I just saw this Google Buzz stuff.

Go beyond status messages

Share updates, photos, videos, and more.
Start conversations about the things you find interesting.

On the surface, it looks like another way for me to get updates on what's going on with buddies who have a @gmail account. So if Google is Coke and Facebook is Pepsi, I would be drinking a lot of Coke, and not so much Pepsi. It's basically a Twitter/Facebook status update/Facebook profile picture creeper stalker application all wrapped up in one click of a button. Not knowing a damned thing about it, within approximately one minute, I had already added a profile picture, sent the Buzz @pp to my iPhone, and moved it to the screen on my phone that I wanted.

Now I just have to figure out what the hell it really does. The half of my brain that is Pro-ADHD/Anti-Productivity is throwing a giant 100-keg Toga party in my head right now.