TechCrunch notes that Buzzword still has a ways to go. It’s slower at copy and paste, it doesn’t allow hyperlinks (this is probably the worst offense), and so far you cannot easily export information to your web site or blog. I found another drawback—you must have the most current Flash player to even access the home page.
It will, however, have file sharing support. Adobe plans to integrate it into another new service called Adobe Share. The highlight of this service is that you can embed a preview of your document into a web page. The document can then be printed into PDF format.
Microsoft has announced their own free online word processing program called Office Live Workspace.
On their blog Friday, Virtual Ubiquity put down the notion that they are taking on Google or Microsoft. “We’re no immediate threat to the big guys, and we’re not going head-to-head. Nevertheless, there are those who need a word processor that is ‘cheaper, simpler, smaller, and more convenient to use.’”
For now, new accounts are limited and will be added gradually.