I’m actually glad to hear this, it was awkward having it still exist with Google+. Don’t get me wrong, I was excited about Buzz when it launched, but it just didn’t expand beyond a small niche of people. At the very least I’m sure it was confusing for users to know if they should post to Google+ or Buzz or both.
One thing I’m wondering if they’ll be bringing over from Buzz to G+ is Google Reader integration; when I shared something on Google Reader it was posted on Buzz as well, and comments where synced between them. It actually gave some value to sharing articles/notes on Google Reader. However, Google has been very conservative to not allow anything to automatically post to G+, likely in hopes to avoid G+ turning into a noisy feed full of auto-posts. Feedly has a integrated G+ nicely into their reader, we’ll see if Google Reader gets any love from G+ in the future.
We learned a lot from products like Buzz, and are putting that learning to work every day in our vision for products like Google+. Our users expect great things from us; today’s announcements let us focus even more on giving them something truly awesome.Read more at googleblog.blogspot.com