Writing for Mashable, Ben Parr has a decidedly hot outlook on the otherwise lukewarm to cold reactions many have voiced for Google Buzz.  He says Google s social media tool for Gmail is no email service add-on, rather it s a full-fledged social net ready to rival Facebook and Twitter.  Parr offers a mix of launch usage statistics and Mashable reader testimonials to support his bullish forecast for the service.

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