OK - I've been experimenting with Google's Twitter Killer Buzz and while the web version is good, what makes Buzz even more interesting is the interoperability with Google Reader and how you can use it on your high end mobile device. Before I give some screen shots of what Buzz looks like on an iPhone, here's what I like about Buzz and Google Reader.
Reader is nicely integrated with Buzz. Now whenever I share an article with a note it gets automatically sent out to my Buzz. Also, the people I follow in Buzz now appear as a Reader subscription. Both of these are nice additions and compliments Reader as much as it does Buzz.
However, as I mentioned in my first post on Buzz, the really interesting part is the iPhone app. Buzz is easily read on my iPhone but it also adds in some neat feature like nearby Buzzes to your location as well as creating a map that overlays the Buzz especially when it comes to places on Google maps. So for all of the naysayers about what Buzz will look like on a high end mobile phone, here you go...
Anyway - between Gmail, Reader, and Mobile the Google team had a lot of good things to be proud of at launch. I also think they reacted quickly regarding the privacy concerns by publishing more information to help people get over them. Anyway, I think Twitter's run is over as the primary spot for short message updates. It will get absorbed by a desperate company like Yahoo while Facebook and Google continue their stand off (BTW - I get the irony of stating Twitter's run is over and using Twitter to push this post out),