The newly released Google Buzz is been making buzz all over the web for quite some time. And the most important issues is whether Google buzz will be a Facebook or Twitter Killer? Well, the answer is no as the giant says that buzz does not want to compete with Facebook, Twitter or any other social network for that matter, rather it’s placing it as a complementary service, a place with an emphasis on conversations. This sounds like a big relief as we have been hearing all rumors about buzz killing Twitter and Facebook. But no, Google has no plans of competing, which is just in addition to there’s not much of a chance of Buzz coming close to Twitter any time now, in spite of all the millions of ‘users’ it got from the fact that it’s bundled with Gmail.
In an interview with eWeek, Google’s Brad Horowitz stated, that Google’s vision was a place where all social services could come together, a place where people would discuss events, trends and engage in real conversation. “It’s not just status-casting. It’s not just checking in. It’s really meaningful interactions around meaningful topics within Buzz and it’s reaching the right audience and people are engaged. That kind of value proposition is I think unique to Buzz,” Horowitz told.
When asked if Google was going head-on against Facebook or Twitter, Horowitz was clear.
Absolutely not. Per what I just said, this is creating a new category of communication. It’s filling a niche, which is not currently met in the market. I think something unique is happening on Buzz that will continue to evolve. It’s hard to create a trend line or extrapolate too much from six days of use, but certainly conversation and the conversational Web is a place where Buzz has excelled. I think it is unique and offers a compelling, interesting experience,” Horowitz explained.