This is first appearance if you open your gmail after this feature was added.
“Welcome to Buzz” Box is just the introduction. You can close by click on the cross sign in the right top corner of the box and that message won’t appear again. Other way, you can click button “Okay” in below the box.
Besides your name, there’s a link “8 connected sites”. Number 8 is depend on your google affiliated sites that you’ve joined.
And after you added those sites, in Buzz section (the link located in left sidebar below Inbox), you can see the newest posts of your connected sites.
And the last box is your friends responses of your status.
The advantage of this feature is you can know your friends online status :yay: