ronin - 5:18 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google has temporarily lost sight of its self-declared mission objective to "organise the world's information".
If they had any smarts they would be using their collective intelligence not to duplicate Twitter with a second-rate rip-off product (Buzz looks to me like it is to Twitter what MS Silverlight is to Adobe Flash)...
... but to come up with the best Status-feed Search there is, which simultaneously searches and aggregates Twitter, Facebook statuses, RSS feeds etc.
Kind of like Google News but for short-status services. After all, is there any easy way at present to search for Tweets on the evening prior to Obama winning the Presidential election. No? Why not? Isn't this supposed to be the kind of problem Google set itself up to tackle?
If Google built such a Meta-Status Search and Display Engine, that would be an original product capitalising on Google's strengths and living up to their mission objective.
Why can't they do that?