It was a little surprising that when Google+ launched, there was a section of posts from Google Buzz , the company’s ill-fated Twitter clone. Google had all but abandoned Google Buzz, but today they actually got around to abandoning it for real. Google will be killing off Buzz, as well as few other products as part of what it calls “A fall sweep.”
In the next few weeks, Google will shut off the AOI and web interface for Buzz, ending the service. Instead, focus will be shifted exclusively to Google+. Buzz posts will still be visible on Google+ profiles, which seems very odd. After it’s through killing Buzz, Google plans to take the axe to Google Code Search and Jaiku as well.
At this point, we’re fairly sure that all the activity on Google Buzz is coming from bots. It’s hard to see anyone still making use of the aborted social effort. Anyone out there still using Buzz?