Yes, I’m Shutting Off Google Buzz

And after I spent time trying to get my Tea site hooked up to it, too. Oh well.

By the way, simply turning it off won’t work. See these instructions from cnet.

Also, you probably have to accept that Buzz will get you whether you opt-out or not, because Google is determined to beat out Facebook and Twitter at their own game, even when running several furlongs behind.

I’m not a graybeard, but even I could tell them that trying to catch the competition is no way to beat the competition. The way to beat the competition is to find a niche where they aren’t.

I’m still using other Google products, though. Their TOS’s haven’t gone bat-crazy over insisting on geolocation status, and you can turn off sending debug information in Chrome. For now, anyways.