The buzz around Google Buzz was huge when it first got underway back in February 2010. However, the buzz did not last very long, and now Google has announced that Google Buzz is shortly to be no more.
Some would say that this will be no great loss. Google is apparently going to focus more on its new social media site Google Plus, rather than trying to keep going with Google Buzz. The latter has not seen much traction since the first flurry of excitement over its launch. Nevertheless, with that said it could now be a similar picture with Google Plus, which has also seen a large drop in traffic after the initial bout of excitement.
In any event, Google Buzz will very likely not be missed by many people. The main difference between the two services in terms of promotion is that the Google Plus site can now be accessed via the bar running along the top of the Google home page. This is evident from the +You prompt. Google Buzz never had this advantage.
Google Buzz is undoubtedly the biggest casualty among a handful of things Google is getting rid of over the coming weeks. Some will miss it but it is likely that there will not be much furore over the changes. Only those who have a Google account are likely to notice the demise of Buzz, and others may miss it altogether. Only time will tell us if Google Plus will stand up as a worthy replacement.