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Buzzkill

As you may have read, today we announced our plans to retire Google Buzz along with some other products. Many people anticipated that we would retire Buzz, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. But as someone closely involved in the creation of Buzz, I wanted to share some personal thoughts.

What did we learn from Buzz? Plenty. We learned privacy is not a feature... it is foundational to the product. And this awareness gave us the resolve to design privacy in from the very beginning, which led to Circles for sharing the right information with the right people, as well as transparency around which parts of your profile can be seen by whom. We also learned how compelling it is to have meaningful conversations with interesting people, which we're happy to see happening all the time in Google+.

But probably the best lesson we learned is about how to introduce a product. We started very slowly with Google+ -- in a limited Field Trial - in order to listen and learn and gather plenty of real-world feedback. Your participation in the process is helping create what Google+ is today.

So why retire Buzz now? Well, we think the time has come for us to focus our energy on projects that will have the most impact to the most users. And creating these great products requires great focus. With the majority of Buzz users now here on Google+, it became obvious that all of our attention should be focused on this community.

And since every end is also a beginning, we will continue the project we began just over three month ago. As we move forward, we are hopefully wiser for our experience, and grateful for all it has taught us -- and me. I am humbled that we are now able to continue learning and growing together with the more than 40 million participants in the Google+ project. Onward!
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wait, people actually used Buzz? I thought that was a novelty like "I'm feeling lucky"
 
I still maintain that Buzz would have been (more) successful if you'd given it a standalone interface, outside of GMail, and given it better tools for discovering people with like interests. But now (yay) you have that with G+ which is great... but don't go too far in the other direction and fail to integrate G+ with GMail!

In fact, I think it would have made more sense to launch (or at least announce) a GMail / G+ integration story before axing Buzz. But that's just me. :-)
 
experience is really the best teacher..:) good luck and more power to Google+ team..:)
 
It's the right thing to do. That "Buzz" tab just seemed out of place. Kill that in favor of better Google+ APIs -- I'm all for it.
 
Buzz was a great product... I loved it from day one and I will miss it :(
 
Change is good. Thanks so much for learning and growing. 
 
Just to let you know, I was one of the 10 people who used Buzz until G+ arrived.
 
great comments, I am sharing with my staff to learn from
thanks
 
+Edwin Castillo - And I'm one of the two or three who are still using Buzz. That said, I expected this, I just hope the outcome is a better integration between GMail and G+.
 
Press forward - you are doing great. Google is changing the path of history and every one of you is part of it, an important part!
 
I would like to see some of the old Wave plugins ported over to G+... for example, maps or polls.
Not necessarily to let anyone make anything, as you could with Wave, but to get some of the more useful, G+ appropriate plugins so we could include dynamic elements into our posts. Maps and polls just being 2 of many useful examples that I remember Wave having.
I know, this post was about Buzz... but it got me thinking.
 
Google+ wouldn't be the awesome product it is without Buzz as a predecessor :)
I've used Buzz since launch and most people I followed back then are still in my closer circles now :)
 
Yeah, but seriously, Buzz wasn't bad. I just hated the Android app because it only allowed you to post, but not see what was posted.
 
I want whiteboard on G+. As a physicist, this communication tool was amazing to be able to use.
 
I agree with Stuart. Wave had some great ideas which will add a lot to Google+. And I'm glad to see Buzz retired. Too many automated spammers for my liking 
 
I've said this before, but it still seems odd to me that Google didn't simply roll Buzz history right on over into Google+.
 
I'll miss Buzz. It had a strong enough API that there was a useful third party iPhone app for it: Buzzooka. I also miss other stuff: the looser handling of things like user names, the integration into GMail and Reader.

On the other hand, the privacy options and pervasiveness of G+ across Google's landscape is kinda cool too. 
 
+Bradley Horowitz - also, will the cool parts of Buzz (like integration with 3rd party apps such as Twitter) now be pulled into G+?
 
U should also push people to transition fm orkut
 
No Way.... Kill Google Plus and Orkut First !
 
I realize retiring Buzz is a good thing, it is mostly replaced with Google+, but, please, PLEASE, PLEASE! give us an API that we can use to post to Google+ like we could with Buzz.

Google+'s adoption would surely be increased if Wordpress/Typepad plugin authors could post to Google+, or, if Tweetdeck/Hootsuite/et al could be used to manage the major social networks.

Right now, Google+ is lagging behind - the API will define your product better than feedback will. While Google has a tremendous knowledge base to draw from, it is that one developer that thinks of a way to utilize your API in a much different manner that could be the spark that causes a much higher Google+ adoption rate.

Also nice would be the ability to manage circle memberships somehow. I do realize the obvious spam potential here.
 
WAIT a little still: my sister is using Buzz because it's in Gmail but cannot use Google+ yet because it's not open to 18-... please wait killing Buzz until you let EVERYBODY on Google+...
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I'd also suggest that Buzz was not marketed carefully and thoughtfully - it showed up, got some noise, but wasn't differentiated as a product, and got lost. So - to me, the lesson is that if a product is supposed to win, it needs a lot of commitment - from inception through support, including marketing.
 
+Bradley Horowitz I will say that Buzz was the first social network that I really enjoyed using and connecting with people. I'm glad that that spirit has continued with G+ and I'm excited that you were able to take the experience from Buzz and incorporate it here. I hope that you guys continue to take the great from there and bring them here.

2 things I miss a lot from Buzz -- Buzz/Maps integration and the ability to share from Reader directly to Buzz. I loved the ability to go into Maps and see the public Buzzes from around the area -- it was fun and allowed you a way to find new people to interact with. And, well, the Reader integration speaks for itself.

For all the grief Buzz got, it had a loyal following and it will be missed.
 
Google Buzz had so many great features, not yet here. I hope to see them incorporated on Plus, like permalinks for comments....
 
Yay! Now hope to see g+ integration where buzz were integrated instead. And soon :)
 
+Bradley Horowitz So buzz is fair enough but I'm confused about the ditching of Code Search (and the blog post didn't really mention it other than saying it's gone...)
 
It was good to hear your thoughts on this.
 
there needs to be something geared towards 10-14 year olds. most of the people still active on Buzz are in that age range.
 
I have many digital friends on Buzz who use it loads during the day and night. Most on G+ as well now. RIP BUZZ you served my socialites very well.
 
+Melanie Daniels you're absolutely right! My 11 year old loves Buzz! Crazy...I thought it was just her and her friends.
 
Buzz had a role on G+ with organized people - Anne Amala Wu & others used it to post their Tweets or other small observations & saved Posts for "something to say" or OT messages. The four categories I see popping up > Everything, People, Google Plus Posts & Sparks I call THE MISCELLANEOUS FOUR. What use are 4 unfiltered, interchangeable categories? Especially when they appear in lieu of core menu categories & it takes MORTAL TIME to persist in getting to ABOUT to check somebody out ...
 
"I gave you life. It is on me to take it away from you" (c) Taras Bulba and Google
 
+y jang "sooner or later " is a pretty vague time. You could say the same about their search and Android. No tech lasts forever :-) 
 
+Bradley Horowitz +Larry Page
I wish Google didn't have a culture that is (or projects being),
above listening.
When Buzz and Wave were launched, I tried to contact Google with explicit, detailed observations regarding the attributes that would doom them. Except for a few curt replies of disagreement to my concerns from Googlers on Twitter, the effort was ignored.

Putting aside the awkward explanations (spin) that Google offers when these products close, my predictions have help up, precisely.
Imagine the waste that could have been avoided, if G listened...
 
buzz lives on in google+ i'm sure. it was getting a little confusing.
 
Going to miss Buzz, I also have a Jaiku account but never did much with it. A sad goodbye but I know they both helped create the foundations for the great place that is Google+ right now. Thanks to all who participated in this departing features.
 
:( as long as there's a better integration between Plus and Reader (sharing directly from Reader to Plus) I'm not going to miss Buzz, otherwise I'm really going to miss it!
 
Is there any way that we could get old Buzz posts moved into our Google+ feed? That would be awesome! (For the record, I don't really use Buzz, but it picks up my twitter goodies...)
 
Well, thing is +Brian Johnson that from the G+ bar you cannot see the G+ Stream. You only get notifications and a lot of people have G+ blocked at work, unlike Buzz on Gmail.
 
I hope that this will coincide with lowering the age limit in Google+ to 13. My daughter and her friends enjoy using buzz for discussions and are starting to use Facebook since they are not allowed to join Google+.
 
was looking forward to making use of Code Search though :(
 
I totally agree with Dave Newman... Try those children to use Google+ after having been using Facebook for five years...
 
Was used to write on both Buzz and G+, depending the topics>! Hopes We'll have the links back of what we wrote, and many other applications on G+, as for instance it's still a little the same thing here:<!
 
Yeah. Your motto is "don't be evil" but just because you give babies a long rope doesn't mean they will hang themselves with it? Just make sure you have a disclaimer on that rope.
 
I love Buzz. I had some of the best discussions on Buzz. I kept in touch with my college buddies through Buzz.... I havent used FB as much as I have used Buzz. And trust me when I say, I use FB a lot
 
I used Buzz as my primary social network ever since it came out, until G+ came along. For me, loosing Buzz isn't a big deal. However, I have a ton of friends who are still using Buzz instead of G+ because of G+'s age restriction (18+).

Is there any plan to open up G+ to users 13+ before Buzz is shut down? My buzz friends are panicking, wondering what they're supposed to do when Buzz is closed down and they're unable to move to G+ due to being "underage."
 
Why would I join Google+? You'll probably kill it in a year anyway.

Please leave us Buzz!
 
I'm glad you posted this here, +Bradley Horowitz. In that post, you mentioned that you "will remove iGoogle's social features". What features are you referring to? I hope you don't mean that you'll be removing the chat list in the sidebar, because that's where I use it most frequently since I have iGoogle up more than any other page.
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I know several people who will be unhappy with that development...
 
Ditching Code Search? That does not make any sense. It's a very specific product that I myself use a lot. What's the reason behind this?
 
Can I have the Code Search source code? It's a great service, I'd be happy to give it the love it needs.
 
I use Buzz and like it a great deal. I especially liked the integration with Reader. So, will things I share through Google Reader show up now on G+?

Can we get some APIs for sharing from circles, not just the public feeds?
 
I'm happy to give up Buzz for G+. Ideally, we should have an auto-migrate feature to bring/merge our Buzz data into Google+. Any hope we'll get this?
 
And in a year or so Google will announce the close of Google+ as they just released Google Global.
I'm rather tired of using a tech only to have it wiped away by the decision of some set of cost cutting executives. I used both Buzz and Wave. Nix. Time to do my weekly data liberation in case Google shuts something else down.
 
What's Google Global? It doesn't show up?
 
i actually liked the easiness that comes with sharing on Google Buzz. I guess everyone is right - Google Does Not Understand the Social thing yet. Google Buzz was good - no doubt. But Google didn't market it well. Alas
 
So, is it dead dead? Or are you going to migrate the aggregation features and integration with Reader-sharing over to Plus?
 
@ Mark - I agree with you - "Reader-sharing over to Plus" is the most needed thing now
 
+Mark Atwood Exactly! As I keep noting on Feedback, G+ desperately needs the aggregation that could result from making 1s on G+ content show up in the 1s category. So far, G+ post/comment 1s do not aggregate anywhere ... Integration, please!
 
Advanced Plus features is sweet! now I can share desktops system-agnostically without the extra apps installations.
 
Steve Yegge was right - you don't understand Social.
Buzz felt like hanging out in a cozy coffee shop with a group of friends, while G+ feels like trying to get together with them in a huge public square.

Buzz was good, and you're killing it because you want to force people to spend more time on G+, which is a valid business move, but the feeling is still bad.
 
congrats Bradley... love to come in and talk to you about your product plans...
 
Even though #Circles function similar to #buzz, it is true that later there will be just too many circles to handle.
 
Good move but you guys need to improve link sharing IMMEDIATELY. The fact I can't share a link properly in mobile and few sites have links to share on plus will make Buzz sorely missed. 
 
As +Linda Lawrey mentioned above, Buzz has a number of great features that I hope will be incorporated into G+ like permalinks for comments, integration with Gmail and the ability to easily share from Google Reader.
 
Q: "So why retire Buzz now?"
A: Buzz kill sounded cool :)
 
I am very sad you didn't make any efforts to merge Buzz posts into Google+ posts and that all the time and work we have put in Buzz is trashed.
 
just don't stop asking for feedback and ideas. keep up the good work it is appreciated. DOn't listen to the folks that says G+ traffic has slowed.. find a few shared circles and add them. my stream is so busy now I can barely keep up. Almost as good as twitter. now if we could get Corp accounts in here I can get rid of twitter all together. I follow tons of corporations to find out the latest about products.
 
Buzz was a fantastic product. I met a ton of great people on it that I know communicate with on G+. It also helped shape G+ and other Google products. It will be missed.
 
Buzz is awesome. The best tool i have ever used for extended group conversation. I hope g+ will implement (back) some of the great features, like the bumping posts, mute in inbox (but not in g+) and real time comments in gmail.
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what about orkut?
 
if Buzz goes Orkut should too. that's what i think. Orkut is almost useless.
 
because you want us to use Google+ that's why i hope
 
I strongly object! I've had Buzz since Day 1 and I've come to like reading the stream on there. Personally I think you should just leave it. Why kill anything if people are using it?
 
Could you please allow us to integrate Google+ with Gmail the way buzz is? There's nothing to pull me back to G+ when a new post comes up (the notification box on top doesn't show all new posts.) So at least give users a choice...
 
+Brian Johnson The notifications on top don't show me when someone puts up a new post on G+ - unlike Buzz which shows me all unread counts of new stuff.
 
You guys better NOT retire Buzz - I mean it. Buzz is WAY better than Google+ and Google+ is just a copy of Facebook. Besides, Buzz has better "more comfortable" format than Google+. If you're into CSS and stuff, Buzz has nice edges and background, whereas Google+'s background is white nothing. It's bogus.
 
Alright, new idea. We make a petition.
 
People who say Buzz should stay (1). People who say Buzz should go (0).
 
Well, this is the first google social experience thing and Im sad it is going away :(
 
+Bradley Horowitz It would be nice if we can import our buzz posts to Google+, I don't want to lose all those posts.
Also, if the share button on Google Reader shared items to Google+ that would be awesome. (Sharing Google Reader items was my primary use of Buzz, most of my 'non-techie' friends don't use Google Reader but all of them use Gmail and we had some nice conversation on those shared items because of Buzz.)
 
Next you will learn decentralization is not an optional feature but a necessary foundation :-)
 
+Bradley Horowitz Given the majority of the audience here on Google+ esp. the segment that has Circled your profile are the ones most likely to have their workflow impacted by the loss of Google Code Search. I would certainly like to see it continue -- spun off as a 501C3, a philanthropic endeavor if this would benefit the bottom line. Doing so would be a +1 statement of good faith to support the open source community.
 
I never knew so many people used buzz! I just learned you can view nearby buzz posts via the mobile app and I think that is(was) brilliant!
 
+Belinda Hodge Totally agree! I believe Google Buzz and Google+ could coexist. I like and use both very much.

Regarding orkut (some people asked), it is still very popular and important in Brazil, from where it is managed.
 
The loss of Code Search will be a huge blow to developer productivity worldwide. I urge Google to reconsider.
 
lower the age limit on google plus
 
Buzz was and always will be an evolutionary learning experiment in the great labs of Google, dipping ones toe to glean and learn from. Well done with what was and what is a learning tool into what 'should be!'

Something does`nt work repackage it, re-market it till it works right?
 
Hmm, he said that privacy is essential. Maybe Bradley should move to diaspora then. Thats also where G+ “copied“ the circles feature.
 
Honestly, Buzz was the most awesome product I used from google, it gave me the correct amount of privacy (without troubles to set it) and the interface inside gmail was just perfect for me. It's really a shame to see it gone.
 
I like to share my personal experience of Google Buzz here, so people can have fair understanding of it. I also want to thank the team who created Google Buzz, as I truly enjoyed it.

Technically, Google Buzz and Google+ are very similar (or Facebook for the matter). Google Buzz, however, has many nice features even today:
- Google Buzz posts and Google+ posts are essentially the same.
- Great email integration, since it sits inside Gmail UI.
- Create a post by email to buzz@gmail.com. Add a comment by replying to notification email. Works with every email client on the planet.
- Support search since day one, including many search operators, author:me, commenter:me, date:, posted:, from:, source:, sent: that Google+ still does not support yet.
- The same realtime update system as Google+.
- Variable width UI that can hold huge conversations.
- Google Buzz can share with contact groups, which are essentially the same as circles.
- Integrates with Reader, Twitter, chat status, and it has an API.
- You can follow any post by choosing "Deliver to my Inbox".
- Mute by person/source. Google+ still does not support.
- Buzz profile shows your posts, comments, likes. Google+ profile only shows your posts.
- Buzz posts allows you to choose 4-5 photos from a link (at big size). Google+ only allows 1 at thumbnail size.

Had Google released a standalone Buzz UI and called it Google+, there won't be fundamental difference. On the other hand, Google Buzz did make two major missteps: privacy and user experience.

Many people heard of the privacy problem with Google Buzz, which seriously hurts its reputation, even though problem only lasted very short period of time and affected very small number of users (Facebook had way bigger privacy troubles IMO). Anyway, the damage was done.

The second fundamental issue is user experience. Most users don't know how Google Buzz is supposed to be used, and few people bother to get it. Had Google issued a public beta for Google Buzz, both Google and users would have time to figure things out. The result could be totally different. Anyway, the rest is history now.

Google Buzz, RIP.
 
Ditching the fantastic tool that is CodeSearch seems a backwards step in Google's quest to 'organize the worlds information'. I hope there'll be a chance for some nonprofit to take it over...?
 
I don't use Buzz anymore since I'm here at G+, because most of my Buzz friends are here and I don't need 2 platforms with the same people and the same posts...
Buzz is dead for me since I'm in G+.
 
Some thoughts on Privacy.

You wrote:

"We learned privacy is not a feature... it is foundational to the product. And this awareness gave us the resolve to design privacy in from the very beginning, which led to Circles for sharing the right information with the right people, as well as transparency around which parts of your profile can be seen by whom."

If this is true then I have a question for you.

Why did you let Zynga into Google+ I thought "Do no evil" was your motto. Yet this guy does not care about the user (the people making him money).

Watch these 2 videos.
Mark Pincus (Zynga CEO) on revenue (digital, in-game goods)

Mark Pincus On Zynga Revenue


I personally do not want Zynga or any other app developer to have access to all my friends list. My email address. Or anything after watching these videos.

Mafia Wars 2 is requesting permission to:
View your email address
View a list of people from your circles, ordered based on your interactions with them across Google
Know who you are on Google

Thanks for getting privacy partially correct.

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No way...end orkut first.... // I will miss Buzz//
 
"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully." -- Steve Jobs
I agree on the focus and the tough decision to say no to some good things but I question the timing and effect on users and developers.
 
why are you killing google code search? See the twitter feedback to this announcement. People don't understand, why you kill a great service for the opensource community! Please explain!
 
I've been using google wave for a long time already and it is not fair to stop google wave. I can understand you stop developing the project but im asking a big favor from you; please don't KILL google wave. i still have many needs to it. TQVM
 
Thank you for the G+. :)
 
i like google product so , I hope to see google product same Outlook , its must be better than Outlook
 
So will there be a contacts migration option to Google+? I will miss the simplicity and ease of access from gmail.
 
Interesting. Still think there needs to be a bit more discussion about the naming policy in regards to privacy, though. It seems a bit contradictory that privacy is "foundational" yet names are still public.

I've personally decided that I don't mind being public, but I do understand the concern and do wish that Google would reconsider the policy.
 
So, most of the services, like Buzz, that are being discontinued have been largely cannibalized by other products, like g+? Brilliant, actually. It will enable g+ to become much more vital to the brand; the realignment will also continue to promote the cohesiveness of the product line. The sole fatality seems to be Code Search, which is vital to many of us, but seems not to find a place to shine within another product... Brad, is there a plan to do more than discontinue it? Relaunch later?
 
Thats the right decision taken after launching Google+
 
Now its official that google buzz will no longer be seen below Inbox in my gmail. It was through BUZZ that I got invites to Google Wave, Google Plus. It was through BUZZ that I used to read about the active comments on man hot topics. It was through buzz that I used to get the most updates about what is new and happening in the photography world.

Google Buzz was so easy to get the updates and was my preferred media over other tools like Google reader or any other RSS feed readers that it was so integrated with gmail account that one doesn't have to sign in to other tools to get the latest updates and feeds.

I would say that I was too lazy to do so and google BUZZ was the reason.

But soon things won't be the same.
 
Like the very few here, I still use Buzz. But given the lack of updates recently, this was expected. Is Reader going to be next? please dont
 
Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011, considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership at Facebook and many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz, but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.
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Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011, considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership at Facebook and many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz, but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.

Lovingly,
I RIS
 
What will happen to my connected sites? Especially connecting my Google talk status with Buzz?
 
Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011, considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership at Facebook and many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz, but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.

Lovingly,
Viswam
 
Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011, considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership at Facebook and many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz, but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.
 
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Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011, considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership at Facebook and many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz, but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.
 
noooooooo.....please dont kill buzz.
 
Actually, even Google+ will be gone in one year, if for.eg. g+ wont't have an app for iphone nor android; a direkt one, not just a link to the web.
 
It may seem a little bit weird/unusual, but why not have Buzz and Google+ integrated into Gmail. They'd be right there for you to use as you wish.
 
I agree with the man next to me wearing a cube. I believe that to go to a separate window for either is a bad thing. In fact I ended up with my G+ account because someone I'd never really heard of before, noted my complaint and sent me an invite.

Now I use both and rarely use Twitter.
 
Now you have to integrate Google Docs with Google+ !!
 
Sounds like people are keen for integration with other Google properties (especially Gmail.) As Larry said in the earnings call, we've shipped the "plus"... now we gotta ship the Google! On it.
 
Please don't pull the plug on code search. Although the it may not generate actual profit it must generate a lot of goodwill which is an asset that you can value in real accounting terms.
 
I'll miss it... found some fun pages there. "X" seems to have a difficult time finding it's niche, doesn't it?
 
I know this is a lost cause. Still I am trying.

Buzz has been a great platform !!

Its a typical - parents wish their child to be something they are not and punish them not seeing what they really are - incident.

Buzz wasn't exactly a role model social network , it was more like a micro blogging community set up .But it was a twitter with no character limit , a post aggregator , a place where a novice's words can get more scrutiny than a blog, a social web that can be opened even in office (!) - all of this making it a medium of ideal for discussion and debate.

There are thriving groups of many ethnic/language groups who make use of Buzz as a social medium of exchange of ideas and debates .

I like to plead the case of my language community 'Malayalam' (An Indian Language) around 10000 active buzzers , large number of posts and discussions, with most of its famous bloggers and even politicians taking part in the debates. It was a huge web phenomenon in Malayalam.

This community will be more or less be torn apart with removal of buzz ..

please dont kill buzz entirely !!
But I know , its hard to ask you to invest more in buzz. It was a financial disaster !!

if possible, could you make the buzz api public so that some open source group can maintain it
and we could continue making posts ..

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A Sad Buzz User ..
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PLEASE DONT KILL BUZZ. WE WILL KEEP IT IN OUR GMAIL


For Google its another Milestone to shut Google Buzz, Because they have to focus on Google+. But for many Malluz (People from Kerala, India) It feels like Google is destroying their planet Pandora. A real world community of friendship, harmony, Intellectual Debates and a porter's rest.


Google Buzz provided a regional level friendship circle than global level. While Google+ and Facebook provided Global level friendship of pure Virtual World, only Google Buzz could provide a truly regional level Real world friendship to them. Where people could not only 'Share' and 'Like' posts. People got responses from their problems, Their happiness and sad. Buzz users conducted many meetings with food and drinks in place to renew the friendship and expansion of circle. They could able to collect money to educate Indigenous peoples, They could able to collect food and clothes to poor. Attend functions of their "Buzz" friends and solve problems of each others. They could able to share their thoughts in native language Malayalam, Debate on highly controversial issues and quarrel (Yet they could able to keep peace).

Google Buzz helped to identify people's real talents. Like everyone could draw many pics, and share, get many suggestions, even jokes etc. They posted stories, Games where community people participated actively. They could able to publish their articles, their thoughts in full text. Whenever they needed to reply something they just needed one click and one type in their always open Gmail inbox.

Google Buzz helped community members to get solutions to daily problems, Whenever someone needed a suggestion to something, they just needed to ask on Google Buzz and they got their solutions. Helped many to install Linux, Buy Mobile and Bike even helped to cook something when emergency situation arises.

Google Buzz helped to start many people their own blogs. When they need to share their thoughts which might exist their whole life, they could able to post it on blogs others could help them to overcome initial tensions.

People always refereed Google as "Mother Google" who loved their children very much and We don't know how much they are going to trust Google if they shut down the Google Buzz. They have already created one group in facebook under the name "Buzz". They have started the campaign and sharing the message.


Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011,considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz,but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.

Lovingly
G-Buzz Users
 
Plsssssssssssssssssssssssss don't kill Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz,but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.
 
Please reconsider to keep the Buzz as a platform because Google+ is blocked in most of the offices all over the world. It will only help more people to join and use other platforms like Facebook, etc.

Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open and if possible make the buzz api public so that some open source group can maintain it and we could continue making posts.

We love our buzz as it is.
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വളരേ സന്തോഷം,
ഇങ്ങന്നെയാണ് ചെയ്യേണ്ടത്...
ഇനിയാ ബ്ലോഗ്സ്പോട്ട് സേവനം 'പ്രീമിയം സർവീസാക്കി' അലവലാതികളുടെ ശല്യം ഒഴിവാക്കണം സാർ....
 
please dont close buzz.it's the best place for google fans to exchange and learn with each other .especially for us chinese ...
 
Plus is good, but Buzz is simpler. For so many of my friends (followers), it is like vacating an old house so nostalgically used to their life, and shifting to a new, entirely strange one. There is no doubt, just like Google's new profile name policy, this also will hurt thousands of thousands of googlers. Anyway, I am a pro-Buzz and I feel so bad to accept that Buzz will be no more. But, certainly, not so painfully hurting like the recent name policy.
 
This is my post on buzz today, plus is strong but not unique, buzz is simple but unique

I am a loyal buzz user. I heard that you are going to shut down buzz and keep google+ only. However, as a keen buzz user, I think buzz has something so unique that no other social network can replace. Here are some of my opionion about the advantage of buzz

1) fist of all, buzz is connected with gmail box. it makes buzz very convenient to use. you just open your email box and you just see buzz there. plus does not have this advantage.

2) the screen of plus is quite like facebook and also in China, we have sina.weibo, which is very much alike with google+. So if you shut down buzz and keeps plust, actually I think many user will shift to facebook or sina weibo- (for Chinese users)

3)from some surface, buzz function is simple and google plus has more social funtion, but you never know that it is this simpleness that really attract lots of users.. For me , buzz is not a place for social only, but for thoughts, discussion and share with friends. Plus makes social more complicated at the cost of the quality of the information. Compare with Plus, buzz is simple, but the quality of information is better than plus

If I were not wrong, you will definately loose a part of the buzz users for those who like buzz very much. Plus is very strong but is not unique, Buzz is simple but unique. That's why you will loose users. For those who like serious talk and communication, buzz is very good place. In plus, you just have common social activities. It loose the quality of thinking and informaion.So please take a second thought. I hope one day I can see buzz still living in my email box.

Please anyone who can send or transfer this letter to Buzz team or Larry Page. Thank you very much.
 
Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011, considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership at Facebook and many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz, but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.
 
Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011, considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership at Facebook and many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz, but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.

Lovingly,
Vinay
 
Please don't kill Buzz....
I have the G+, but I prefer use the Buzz.
Make the Buzz as a functionality of the G+. What I will post in the Buzz most be posted in my G+. And when I will post something, I just need choose the circles, or everybody.
The Buzz is easly and clear to use. And is also very interested because show the message in our email list. To me, kill the buzz is a mistake. The best is make it as a functionality of the G+.
Please re-consider the decision.

Of course, it is only an opinion.
 
Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011,considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz,but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.

Lovingly
G-Buzz Users
 
I really appreciate this move but there are some key concerns with this move.

Buzz is a social network also it's more used as aggregating feeds and other news sources.
It would be helpful if the integration (aggregation) with external social networks are provided with this move.
The integration with Gmail is really good. I tend to click on Buzz though I have Google+ links on top left and right area.

Why you guys are still keeping Orkut? It's really good if you can allows take out/ (gradual) smooth integration with Google+
 
do u believe closing of buzz will increase the traffic flow to G+....... i dont think so..... its a big foolishness.....
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please dont kill the buzz,
 
Please don't stop our buzz service
 
Dear Google Buzz team,

This is a petition Brought forth this day, October 15th 2011, considered as a black day:
We the members of Google buzz would like to save our own Google Buzz service, so that we can continue using the services and maintain our relationship by communicating back and forth. We do not want to be routed off to another site, i.e. G-plus, etc., yes we most are already having membership at Facebook and many other social networking sites but the fact is that they aren’t attractive as Buzz. We like the simplicity of buzz; we enjoy the ease of going from profile to profile, reading posts, commenting and just being able to communicate in general. At buzz we can have a nice looking page and quickly post and change things. There are few graphically creative limitations at buzz, but that is not what most of us are here for, rather for communicating with each others, share views and maintain friendship, if any representative of Google ever noticed would able to see bunches of photographs of many buzzers having happily meeting at many part of world and boasting about G-Buzz that brought us together in a platform of friendship, apart from the friendship and exchanging views, it is google buzz stood as a platform for us to conduct charity activities, blood donation campaigns, and helped us gathering information and knowledge from various users located in different part of world.

As stated earlier, we do not want to be sent elsewhere including G-Plus. We love our buzz as it is. Please don’t shut it down. We are asking that it be kept open. We badly need buzz service. Please re-consider the decision.

Lovingly,
Dileep
 
If Google were just concentrating on Core products, it might have been just a Search engine. xperiments and versatile tools made it close to people...

From Google Search .. Gmail ... earth .. picasa .. reader ... sites .. documents .. spreadsheet .. presentations .. it grown... lot of people joined and shared life in orkut....

Google grave lot of stuffs through Google labs .. (of course a special google labs india too) in which we experienced lot of experiments of google. We collaborated to google in what all ways possible .. from labs usage (testing) to language support .. by adding ...

We took google like our company and the growth of google will benefit the technology of future ...

We trusted "don't be n evil"

Wave gave a different way of messaging .. but since it was presented as an alternative of mail,... not much gained attraction..

Google acquired lots of companies which were in innovation...

Aardvark was a great innovative company ... Google acquired.. we expected lot more from vark..

but now google shut down that.. so result.. we not only lost one favorite product... but also an strong innovative company. Too Sad..

Google Labs died.

Don't you feed google becoming less interesting and more profit oriented ?

I lost lot of my fav apps. ... now i am sure i may not go for google + to time pass as I feel it as a killer of my fav apps...
And if I depend on Google +, and build my social network... google may kill that too and i may feel sad...again..

so better start keeping distance from google apps so that will not miss that in future


RIP Buzz, Health, Wave, labs, etc.
 
Why kill codesearch? It saved my day several times. Show us developers some love. Especially within the opensource community codesearch is an important tool.

If you - google - love open source as much as you say and your mission still is "to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful" than I think there is no better way to contribute to the community than with code search.

Please reconsider killing it.
 
Consider adding a status feed within G+ (much like Buzz), because while I share randomness on Google plus, I don't necessarily use that for public status (things I'm working on, etc).
 
Thanks for shutting down buzz. Im going to facebook
 
AAA! My whole community at school was using Buzz.. none of us are old enough to join Google+ now!
 
I will miss Buzz, if its not of that I wont be fan or know who +Chris Lang is and probably wont have an Idea how great Google is in terms of services. Since now we have a Google+ its very much understandable why the plug for buzz was pulled. all i wish is that somehow in someway. before google retires GFC hopefully they will be able to combine its data with google +
 
Please don't shut it down. At least leave it just like the current situation. There are still some people who actively using Buzz, because we can easily switch between Mail and SocialNetworking, sharing some short but interesting news and other stuffs while working on our mails. G+ is just too big to handle, just like Facebook.
 
Killing all apps to concentrate on core app ( Like Google +) . So how can we depend on Google Plus. 2maro this may also shut down.
 
+faospark kenlee Thanks for the good words. But while Google has retired almost 20 applications and now Buzz, GFC still stands.

GFC and Google Reader sharing was what sparked my predictions of a Google social network built on Gmail contacts in 2008. About the same time I discovered +Robert Scoble 's Google profile and set mine up that same summer of 2008.

So the fact that Buzz is coming down, and GFC has not, we belive that there is a future for GFC. It's built on OpenSocial just like G+ is and right now there is still tons of interest for Google Friend Connect.

Think about what if GFC was relaunched with G+ as the backend and allowed you to add RSS feeds to G+ and a deeper Reader integration into both GFC and G+ right on our blogs? A powerful idea +Bradley Horowitz

Remember +faospark kenlee that GFC and MyBlogLog gadgets was what sparked Facebook Connect, the like button and FB fanpage like boxes.

So, social widgets have a long history of working for both the average Joe and the marketers of the web. Just wait and see, I bet GFC gets a make over.
 
You are also killing one very valuable project, called, Code Search. Instead of supporting it even more, you are killing it. Your infrastructure (servers' OS, compilers, programing languages -LINUX, gcc tools, python, etc etc ) are built on 'open source' foundation. Right ?

Very sad !!!

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-sweep.html
Code Search, which was designed to help people search for open source code all over the web, will be shut down along with the Code Search API on January 15, 2012.
 
Google killed Buzz and realtime search for Google plus. Now killing code Search for dart, Google's new language ? "Don't be an evil" 
 
Google Buzz was cool, and it did help me a LOT !!! And yes, it is time to move forward.

Thanks a TON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You ppl are doing a great job !! Keep it up !!
 
Please don't stop our buzz service...............................
THUSITHADM@GMAIL.COM
 
This is absolutely the right thinking. From what I saw, Buzz was a watered-down version of Twitter. Google+ is a product that has learned not just from Buzz, but from Facebook and from social networking as a whole. I'm behind you guys 100%.
 
Ok, you learn from Buzz. But what did you learn from Google Code ? Is it that bad to close a big actor in the FOSS community ?
 
Sad :-( when will G+ replace Buzz on GoogleMaps and Latitude? That's how I made new friends!
 
What's been a real puzzle with G+ is all the Buzz function that hasn't made it into G+ yet. I'm a bit concerned that this is quietly being forgotten. It feels like the key stake holders in G+ need to spend a day or two round a white board looking at what was good in Buzz and needs to be brought over. A quick list:-
- Atom/RSS out with pubsubhubbub
- A "Share this on G+" button
- A sub tab on profiles for G+ Comments by this person
- A sub tab on profiles for things given a +1 inside G+ as well as outside
- Better moderation of both posts and comments
- Buzz layers on the map products
- author: and commenter: tags in Search
and there's more

There is a need for a personal aggregator somewhere on a profile to collect all the content posted by a person anywhere on the web and allow further comment on it. This is one of the things that Friendfeed used to do. Buzz already does some of this and perhaps that becomes Buzz's role in the future. Not as an end destination in itself but as a tab on a rich profile. This neatly sidesteps the issue of bringing external content into G+ automatically via some kind of POST API. Because that is fraught with problems. Many of us really don't want G+ swamped with automatic posts that say nothing more than "I've just posted a blog" and here's 3 more copies of the same link to it from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. if that is allowed to happen, then you'll have to implement all the Buzz filters that say "hide posts from Twitter from XXX". They didn't work all that well on Buzz and they won't work all that well on G+. By putting all that stuff into a profile tab you keep the aggregation function but avoid the clutter. If that is the route that Google goes, then the Buzz team need to go and aggressively build the import plugins to grab content from all the existing likely platforms and try and keep on top of the constant stream of new ones. When they reach a list of a 100 they'll know they're on top of it.
 
you focus on what???? security????? and that's why you let anyone add you and you have to keep on blocking unwanted followers all the time?????? that's also why you created circles that later on YOU allowed to share so anyone can have my contact information now???????? DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH! You say we all opted for your new happy stupid gaming facebook like network that's why you shut down Buzz. Well let me tell you, you changed our private profiles and you DIDN'T GIVE US AN OPTION!

yeah... Don't be evil.... right...

awful decision ever
 
Please don't kill Buzz....
I have the G+, but I prefer use the Buzz.

Google Buzz had so many great features, not yet in the G+. I hope to see them incorporated on Plus, like permalinks for comments....

Make the Buzz as a functionality of the G+. What I will post in the Buzz most be posted in my G+. Please integrate Google+ with GMail. And when I will post something, I just need choose the circles, or everybody.

The Buzz is easly and clear to use. And is also very interested because show the message in our email list. To me, kill the buzz is a mistake. The best is make it as a functionality of the G+ ans also move all our message from the Buzz to G+.

Please re-consider the decision.
 
Do not let the buzz die!
I met many good people through the buzz. And now, I feel like someone came in my living room and said, "Go talk to your friends elsewhere."
Let the buzz there at the corner of gmail.

Please don't kill Buzz....
I have the G+, but I prefer use the Buzz.

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Não deixe o buzz morrer!
Conheci muita gente boa através do buzz. E agora, sinto como se alguém chegasse na sala da minha casa e dissesse: "Vá conversar com o seus amigos em outro lugar! ".
Deixa o buzz lá no cantinho do gmail.
 
Please don't kill Buzz....
I have the G+, but I prefer use the Buzz.

Google Buzz had so many great features, not yet in the G+. I hope to see them incorporated on Plus, like permalinks for comments....

Make the Buzz as a functionality of the G+. What I will post in the Buzz most be posted in my G+. Please integrate Google+ with GMail. And when I will post something, I just need choose the circles, or everybody.

The Buzz is easly and clear to use. And is also very interested because show the message in our email list. To me, kill the buzz is a mistake. The best is make it as a functionality of the G+ ans also move all our message from the Buzz to G+.

Please re-consider the decision.
 
+Chris Lang I totally agree with you about the possible relaunch of GFC. I don't exactly know if google has already started it but what i noticed is that if a site is gfc enabled and a certain follower is using or has joined google plus on the day it was made public, the profile pics he/she has earlier on that particular website is automatically changed to their current profile pics on google+(though probably not true to all google accounts ), and another thing I was checking api of Google+ and I think we should really expect more, hopefully google+ surprises us by the end of the year and if GFC is relaunched the rough divide for site sharing app will begin for webmasters.
 
Please reconsider the decision...
or think in a way to make G+ simple and usefull like buzz, and integratted with gmail as buzz, simple and usefull...

I share the same desire that my friends and, certainly, many people...
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I prefer use the Buzz.


Google Buzz had so many great features, not yet in the G+. I hope to see them incorporated on Plus, like permalinks for comments....

Make the Buzz as a functionality of the G+. What I will post in the Buzz most be posted in my G+. Please integrate Google+ with GMail. And when I will post something, I just need choose the circles, or everybody.

The Buzz is easly and clear to use. And is also very interested because show the message in our email list. To me, kill the buzz is a mistake. The best is make it as a functionality of the G+ and also move all our message from the Buzz to G+.

Please re-consider the decision.
 
The Buzz is great, as well as being integrated with the GoogleReader, has a greater ability to interpret the urls with videos and pictures. Moreover, it is integrated as a tab in GMail, much more logical and practical.

I don't want to lose Buzz, but if G+ implement all the features of the Buzz I'll use. Otherwise, I'll use facebook a lot more that is demonstrably better usability and more stable.
 
Ô Vei!!! Tá doidão eh!!! Deixa o Buzz quieto!!!
Sorry, was just a joke ... I leave here my protest against the closing of Buzz. Do not even think to do that!
 
Do not let the buzz die!
I met many good people through the buzz. And now, I feel like someone came in my living room and said, "Go talk to your friends elsewhere."
Let the buzz there at the corner of gmail.

Please don't kill Buzz....
I have the G+, but I prefer use the Buzz.

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Não deixe o buzz morrer!
Conheci muita gente boa através do buzz. E agora, sinto como se alguém chegasse na sala da minha casa e dissesse: "Vá conversar com o seus amigos em outro lugar! ".
Deixa o buzz lá no cantinho do gmail.
 
eles querem nos forçar a utilizar o google+ mas... sem essa interacao com o gmail... axa mesmo q vou ficar tuilizando o google+?? a nao ser q possa haver uma interacao entre eles... a utilização do buzz é por ser uma coisa pratica e integrada com o email(algo q vemos todos os dias) ... se nao houver a interacao eles vao perder muito com isso!
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Dear Mr. Horowitz,

Why not put the buzz as functionality of the Google+?

This is Buzz:

- Connect sites you already use
Import your stuff from Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, and Google Reader.

- Share publicly or privately
Publish your ideas to the world or just to your closest friends.

- Inbox integration
Comments get sent right to your inbox so it's easy to keep the conversation going.

- Photo friendly
See thumbnails with each post, and browse full-screen photos from popular sites.

- See updates in real time
New posts and comments pop in as they happen. No refresh required.

- Just the good stuff
Google Buzz recommends interesting posts and weeds out ones you're likely to skip.

Easy and friendly, the Buzz is a tool very clear to use because is integreated with the GMail. Buzz and Google+ to me is 2 compleate differents things. The functionality of Buzz most be integreated with the Google+ and also with the GMail. This will be the bigger plus that the Google+ will have to fight with the Facebook, Orkut, Hi5, MySpace... I dont use Social Network, it to me is only waste of time, but I loved the Buzz from the first time. It make me meet very nice friends that come from my virtual life to my real life.

The Buzz, most survive. Not because some people want. But, because the Buzz will be the real advantage that will give the lead of the Social Network to the Google+. The Buzz is a difference that will make the Google+ one of the main social networks today.

Best regards, and hopeful that you will reconsider your decision.

Dante Dantas
(Vienna, Austria)
 
Hello. Well, looks like the decision is made and there's no room for reconsideration, but I think it won't hurt if I share some thoughts on why I think Buzz is great and shouldn't be killed.

The seamless and unobtrusive integration with GMail makes Buzz a great way to always be in touch with friends and let them know what you are thinking, or to share something with them. I keep - and I think a lot of people do this too - GMail open in my browser during all day. When I have the time it's convenient and easy to check the buzzes everyone posted. It's interesting to note that since it's inside GMail it probably suffers a lot less from blocking by network administrators.

OK, the service may be poor in features, but I think it's precisely one of it's most powerful strengths. By keeping things simple you can focus on what really matters: to share your thoughts, without the communities, photo albums, events and so on... for this kind of feature people can use other services, no problem. Including those by Google. :) Coexistence doesn't look absurd at all!

There's the mention of focus on Google+. Well, I know I that maybe I am part of a tiny minority, but unless G+ includes a subset of features that resemble those described above, I don't see myself migrating after Buzz's demise. And if G+ ultimately (albeit unlikely) it's going to have these features, maybe it's good to ask: why just don't leave Buzz alone? :-)
 
Let the buzz, even if in a corner of the Google +
 
There's no reason to just shut Buzz off like this.
I understand that it's kind of a important step in the implantation of G+ process, but I know that Buzz is still relevant to a lot of people and at LEAST there should be a way to replace it (and by it I mean all it's basic function[permalink and stuff] and integration with Gmail).
Last but not least, quoting +Alan Freitas:
" unless G+ includes a subset of features that resemble those described above(Google Buzz's), I don't see myself migrating after Buzz's demise"
 
I don't mind losing buzz as I'm now on google+, but i like how buzz was in my email account for easy posting, will google+ be in gmail too?
 
Now everyone says one person can change the world, and before you say that average thirteen year old me cannot do anything, think again. Put yourself in MY situation.

My name is Elizabeth, and I'm proud to be socially awkward. I have little friends, speak in a constant whisper and get offended quite easily. Didn't expect that, did you? You obviously can tell I will fight for what I believe is right, thus this email. Google Buzz. My place to vent. My place to share my happiness, sadness, anger, excitement and questions. Sure, I do see these people Monday through Friday, but I cannot speak loud enough for them to here me there. Sure, I COULD use Facebook, but everyone would see. Same as Google+. Right now, I'm politely asking for you to keep it, but I won't always be so nice, especially when Buzz has been in my life for two years. Can you imagine that my friends and I are almost in tears because of this? Two years of happiness, only to be gone. Shattered. What's next? Google+... or should I say Google's Facebook? And anyway, I'm thirteen and cannot use your precious Google+ anyway (though I did try it, hated it, then deleted my account since it was a new email). Please, I beg you to keep Buzz for your intellectual users, such as my friends and I.

Thanks for your concerns, and not only take this into consideration, but do it!

Since it wouldn't let me email you.
 
The advantage of google buzz is it is accssible from Gmail itself. Dont Kill Buzz!
 
Please don't kill Buzz....
I have the G+, but I prefer use the Buzz.

Google Buzz had so many great features, not yet in the G+. I hope to see them incorporated on Plus, like permalinks for comments....

Make the Buzz as a functionality of the G+. What I will post in the Buzz most be posted in my G+. Please integrate Google+ with GMail. And when I will post something, I just need choose the circles, or everybody.

The Buzz is easly and clear to use. And is also very interested because show the message in our email list. To me, kill the buzz is a mistake. The best is make it as a functionality of the G+ and also move all our message from the Buzz to G+.

Please re-consider the decision.
 
Please don't kill Buzz
 
Please don't kill Buzz....
I have the G+, but I prefer use the Buzz.

O Senhor sabe Português? Não? Então é hora de aprender. Os brasileiros usam e gostam do Buzz e de diversas ferramentas do Google, mas o G+ é muito fraco, não tem nada de novo. O BUZZ é uma ferramenta que me permitiu fazer amigos, debater assuntos importantes, dar boas gargalhadas e ainda encontrar meu amor e estar grávida. Então, antes de matar o BUZZ mostre uma ferramenta melhor. Não queira nos obrigar a usar o G+, pois isso não vai acontecer. Migraremos TODOS para o FACE e continuaremos no TWITER.
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Mr. Horowitz, please don't kill Buzz!!
G+ is not good is too simple and does not communicate with Gmail yet. Instead of kill Buzz, try to get G+ a better social network and that communicate with Gmail.
Buzz its very useful to me, my teachers and at work.
So please take a time to think more about it.
Thanks very much.
 
Hello. Well, looks like the decision is made and there's no room for reconsideration, but I think it won't hurt if I share some thoughts on why I think Buzz is great and shouldn't be killed.

The seamless and unobtrusive integration with GMail makes Buzz a great way to always be in touch with friends and let them know what you are thinking, or to share something with them. I keep - and I think a lot of people do this too - GMail open in my browser during all day. When I have the time it's convenient and easy to check the buzzes everyone posted. It's interesting to note that since Buzz is inside GMail it probably suffers a lot less from blocking by network administrators.

OK, the service may be poor in features, but I think it's precisely one of it's most powerful strengths. By keeping things simple you can focus on what really matters: to share your thoughts, without the communities, photo albums, events and so on... for this kind of feature people can use other services, no problem. Including those by Google! Coexistence doesn't look absurd at all!

There's the mention of focus on Google+. Well, I know I that maybe I am part of a tiny minority, but unless G+ includes a subset of features that resemble those described above, I don't see myself migrating after Buzz's demise. And if G+ ultimately (albeit unlikely) it's going to have these features, maybe it's good to ask: why don't just leave Buzz alone? :)
 
Dear Mr. Horowitz, pls don't kill Buzz!
Instead of talking about the features or functions, I want to say something about what Buzz brings us in our real life.

In China, many buzzers first met @ Buzz, we've been using Buzz since day 1. We've got to know each other through Buzz get-together, online and offline, in the name of Buzz, i.e. we sent postcards to Buzzers we know. With a lot of dynamics going on, we are having fun via Buzz and many of us actually become friends, friends from all over China. Buzz gets us connected and gets us socialized. No other SNS could bring us this close than Buzz does.

Started from last November in Beijing, we launched another offline Buzz get-together, called Buzz Diary Delivery. Buzzers write down their thoughts for friends, for life and for Buzz. Then pass the this diary onto buzzers in the next city. With hundreds of pages written, the diary's now traveled from north to south in China, and it's still carried on.

We kinda wanted to present this to Google when it finishes its nation-wide journey back to Beijing, somehow as our saying thanks to Google for bringing the amazing and wonderful Buzz to us...

We Love Buzz. Pls keep Buzz running.
 
請刀下留buzz!
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No other SNS could bring us this close than buzz does. +1
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卡叔 不再又把他嚇到關評論。。。
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Hey Buzz has something really different than every other fancy products out there. The simplicity. That's what we want. If you guys really care about the people who uses Google products. Just consider why people like Google. It's not you are fast or you are the best in searching but the simplicity you have shown to us. Just think about it. Everybody wants to do things simply and quickly Buzz already has that. Market or Money is not everything. Consider the happiness of the people who uses your products.
 
in spite of initial issues - I use buzz. The functionality of Buzz within gmail must be integrated with the Google+

Biggest advantage of buzz? people who are not willing to get into social networking are willing to use this gmail experiment. since Google has made the decision to let go off buzz. here is my suggestion 1.
1 Google can keep a mini version of G+ inside GMAIL.
2 wherein the person who initiates this mini G+ be part of G+
3 provide a way for the other gmail users to participate in the just created mini G+ page
without leaving gmail environment

Suggestion 2: (G+ Notification emails) currently only the lateset comment is embedded in the email. suggestion here is to include atleast 10 previous comment below the latest comment in email.
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这个要给力的顶。。。。
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I love the BUZZ... it´s clean, easy, dynamic, not blocked by Enterprise policies, and it´s not seems like Facebook (that i sure dislike)
 
they want to force us to use google + but ... without this interaction with the gmail ... Do you really think I'll be using google +? unless q may be an interaction between them ... the use of buzz is a practical thing to be integrated with the email (q something we see every day) ... if there is the interaction they will lose a lot of it!
 
almost 80% people on the Net never knew Buzz even existed!! it was a FAILURE from the word go.
 
Is there a way to turn my Google Buzz friends into a circle? I'm asking because although I didn't use Buzz much itself, the Buzz features that are tied into Google Reader were actually helpful to me. I'd like to maintain those connections without having to start over again. Right now I'm manually turning them into a contact group, then importing them to Google+, but it seems weird to me to have to go to Google Reader to export my Google Buzz contacts to Google contacts so I can import them to Google+ - shouldn't there be a software solution to this?
 
+Bradley Horowitz I think you should keep Google Buzz, but stop developing on it. The majority of buzz users are children, many of which are under the age of 18. Thus, Google may state that any buzz users can transfer to G+, but that would often override Google's OWN age limit. That's why, you should either lower the age on G+ to 13, or keep buzz.
 
DONT TAKE GOOGLE BUZZ AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
i agree with anshul J.
but i lik google buzz a lot bettr than google plus
its much easier to use and its very simple, with no games or circles or anything, its jst lik easy emailing which i relly like
 
i used to love buzz from the day it began and i wished that it would be there forever......
i hope google dint take the choice of retiring buzz
m reely sad abt this and never expected my dear gmail to do something that i dint like
Rei Abe
 
crap i only use buzz i have no idea how to use google plus
 
Google+ is a mess. Every day some one add. Notification came. But Buzz is grate. This is the start of end of Google after shutdown Buzz. Idiot Google.
 
i dont understand why u guys need to shut it down... why not just leave it open for people that like it and want to use it... it was perfect for me and my close knit group of people to share news, stories, posts, and conversations with... it was great because it was simple and integrated nicely into gmail, everything in one place. some people dont want the huge social interaction hoopla like facebook or G+... we just want something like buzz where you can share and comment on things with your private circle and that information would that private.
 
THIS IS SO UNFAIR!!! a lot of people who use buzz can't or won't join google plus, and if you make it 18 and up, you will lose thousands of users!!!!!
 
This was the start of the end of Google Reader. I hope you've thought hard about what Buzz was to Reader that G+ is not, hasn't not shown the promise of living up to, and will not be.
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