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What Twitter is saying about Google Buzz

Since announcing Google Buzz on Tuesday morning, the social network remained a hot topic of discussion on Twitter. A day later, it remains in Twitter's No. 2 trending topic spot worldwide.

After cutting through the chatter, the comments are a mixed bag with no clear positive or negative reaction, according to the social media analysts at the Parnassus Group.

The terms most frequently associated with the initial responses to Google Buzz were Twitter and Facebook, according to the report. Commentators are analyzing and weighing the differences between the leading social networks and Google's newest entrant.

As we said in a video filmed Tuesday, Google Buzz is a mix between the follower dynamics of Twitter and the media-richness of Facebook -- along with other Facebook-like features including commenting and the ability to "like" a post.

Paul Buchheit, FriendFeed founder who now works at Facebook since his company was acquired, wrote, "There's a FriendFeed in my Gmail. Sweet!"

Despite Buzz being the major topic of conversation on Twitter in the last 24 hours or so, it doesn't compare with the excitement garnered by other recent product announcements -- including a certain Google phone.

"The overall volume of chatter is running at about half that for the Nexus One launch and one tenth that of the iPad," wrote Parnassus Group founder Steve Broback in an e-mail.

-- Mark Milian
twitter.com/markmilian

 
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