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Bye, Bye, Buzz

The writing was on the wall from the moment Google Plus was announced, but it was only made official last week: Google Buzz is shutting down. Speed Force has been available on Buzz since June 2010, but even now, only 22 people are following it, including me, and when I asked who was reading it through Buzz, only two people answered. For comparison, about 700 people “like” the site on Facebook, and almost 900 follow through Twitter.

I’ve taken down the follow links since they won’t matter soon, but posts will keep going out until they shut it down. If you’re one of those 21 people following through Buzz today, you have a number of other options:

And then there are the other, more active social networks. I haven’t set up Google+ yet because they haven’t launched business/group accounts yet, and everything’s still structured around actual people. (You can find me there, but I don’t post about comics much under my own name.) So your best bet for now is to follow Speed Force using one of the subscriptions above, or on Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook.

UPDATE November: We’re on Google+!

Social Networking Question: Where would you like to follow Speed Force?

Speed Force is currently on Facebook, Twitter, and Buzz, and by that I mean that updates are pushed to those sites, and I try to post links and respond to comments on those sites. (Well, Facebook and Twitter, anyway. Buzz has kind of fallen by the wayside, but with roughly 750 followers on Twitter, 600 on Facebook, and 22 on Buzz, it doesn’t seem like there’s much demand. Updates are automatic, though.)

In the interest of making it easy for you to keep up with the site, so I wonder what else is out there that might be worth connecting to the blog. Obviously, there are a lot of sites out there, but one key piece of social media advice has stuck in my head: “What’s the best social network to use? The one you’ll actually keep up with.”

So here’s my question:

If I were to add Speed Force to one more social network, what would you want it to be?

Now on Google Buzz!

Don’t like Twitter? Can’t stand Facebook? Or just want a new way to follow Speed Force updates? You’re in luck: you can now follow Speed Force on Google Buzz.

For now, I’ll be using it similar to the way I use Twitter and Facebook with the site. You’ll find:

On a related note, I’ve dropped the extra buttons for ComicsBlips and Stumbleupon for now. No one was using them as far as I can tell, and they just cluttered up the (already way too busy) page.