No big surprise here that Google has rolled out another service. Sort of like a weekly thing with them now. BUT, this time its a little different. Google Buzz was released yesterday and to say that it is the buzz of the web right now is a bit of an understatement. If Google Wave did not impress, Buzz just might.
The NMC's listserv for our members, the NMCTAB, is frequently rated high in our surveys as a valuable service... but we are sure no one would mind getting information in fewer email messages. One effort we have been taking to better organize the discussions is to provide summaries of the more active discussions posted to the NMC web site.
Often, our members are looking for specific kinds of software or practices used at other institutions. While this information can be collected from email responses it is a tedious cut and paste operation, and generates a flood of email responses.