The Buzz is on

That goofy quad colored balloon called Buzz was waiting for me under my Inbox when I logged into gmail.  It looks interesting.  Of course the first thing I did was figure out how to link it with twitter.  After that I wasn’t really sure what to make of it.  Like all most google apps (not search and gmail) the interface demands probing and prodding to illicit discovery.  Gina Trapani came to my rescue with How to do Everything in Google Buzz (including turn it off) and it started to make more sense.   Buzz ties (magically?) into my Google profile services which is nice.  I can post to it using email (it is in gmail after all) and use my favorite friend the @ sign to message my friends and contacts directly.  I can even turn it off (hey, can I turn it back on later?).  And of course because I finally started using foursquare last week, Buzz will even let me broadcast my location to the world direct from my iPhone.