Google's new "Google Buzz" feature for Gmail
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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?
No setup needed
Automatically follow the people you email and chat with the most in Gmail.
Share publicly or privately
Publish your ideas to the world or just to your closest friends.
Comments get sent right to your inbox so it's easy to keep the conversation going.
Connect sites you already use
Import your stuff from Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, and Google Reader.
See updates in real time
New posts and comments pop in as they happen. No refresh required.
Just the good stuff
Buzz recommends interesting posts and weeds out ones you're likely to skip.