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Google launches social networking service; Buzz available on limited release

Google Buzz Screen shot
Google's new "Google Buzz" feature for Gmail 
(AP Photo/Google Inc.)

With yesterday's unveiling of Google Buzz, you now have yet another social networking application with which to report your comings and goings, likes and dislikes, sharing with your public or just your pals, embellished with whatever you want to drop in from Gmail, Googe Chat, Twitter, Picasa and Flickr.

While the official Google Buzz page  states  Google is "still rolling out Buzz to everyone" so "check back soon," go here  to get a download to your phone. 

Here's the latest real-time collective Buzz on Google Buzz; also see references below.

For a perspective on Google Buzz from Social Media thought leaders/innovators Kevin Rose, Steve Rubel, Robert Scoble and Mashable - along with a good dose of British wry wit  read Google Buzz reaction from the web is more of a 'bzzt' at best  by Charles Arthur of The Guardian.

To end with this question:  Will Buzz fizz out much like Google Wave never made the splash once anticipated? 

Profile pictures of friends

No setup needed

Automatically follow the people you email and chat with the most in Gmail.

Public and private settings

Share publicly or privately

Publish your ideas to the world or just to your closest friends.

Gmail icon

Inbox integration

Comments get sent right to your inbox so it's easy to keep the conversation going.

Popular social websites

Connect sites you already use

Import your stuff from Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, and Google Reader.

Alarm clock

See updates in real time

New posts and comments pop in as they happen. No refresh required.

Delicious taco

Just the good stuff

Buzz recommends interesting posts and weeds out ones you're likely to skip.

For more information:
Meet Google Buzz: Google goes social [live blog]
4 Google Buzz Hacks for Users, Developers, and Haters


Comments

  • Carol Roach, Montreal Mental Health Examiner 4 years ago

    sounds interesting I may check it out

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