Google unveiled Google Buzz a couple days ago which perplexed me to no end every time I looked at my Gmail account. Suddenly I was following a bunch of other people and a bunch of other people were following me. The Buzz folder in Gmail kept indicating unread items. I'd click on it and what looked like Facebook posts combined with blog posts were listed.
It's a social networking coagulator with far more social networking than I need. Short-sighted I may be but since I don't see a need being met I went to my Gmail Settings, and then Labels, and clicked "hide" for the Buzz folder. Problem solved.