Google have just announced Google Buzz which is built into gmail. I'm not going to go into all the technical stuff, Gina Tripani of Smarterware & TWIG fame, does a much better job of explaining it, and a good run down of how to do everything in google buzz (including turning it off).
What it offers me, as a cartoon character, might be a better way to put my cartoons out there, in the social media clouds. In the short term I will post my TwitPIC quickies on Buzz as well, but expect to see different stuff via Buzz soon. One problems is I don't have any followers there yet, no problem, you should be able to figure out my new gmail name, alvin.people at gmail dot com you can even send me an email there if you like. Imagine that, a cartoon character with his own email name.
Well it also gives me yet another button to push.