What is Google Buzz??
Is this something like
- a combination of all the above?
- or entirely different?
You will get to know by the end of this blog.
Google has just announced Google Buzz, a social networking tool which integrates Gmail with a social status feature. Google Buzz is a service for sharing and talking about any stuff. You can even say that Buzz is a different way to show your status.
Google Buzz can be found as a tab below your inbox, allowing you to read status updates, photos, and video. It uses the same keyboard shortcuts as Gmail. For example,hitting the key “R” allows you to comment/reply to a buzz post.
Buzz’s buzzing features:
This feature is built-into gmail in which friends are added automatically who you have emailed on Gmail. The people you converse with the most in Gmail and chat are automatically added as friends. Buzz takes advantage of existing social connections in e-mail by automatically letting you to follow those people.
Rich and fast sharing
This is a combination of sources like Picasa and Twitter into a single feed, and it includes full-sized image browsing. Photos and videos appear as thumbnails in Google Buzz.
Clicking on the photo will blow it up to almost the entire browser, making them easier to see. Click a YouTube thumbnail, and the video will expand to play inline.
Public and private sharing
There are public and private settings for different posts. You can post updates to specific contact groups a functionality similar to Facebook friend lists.
Inbox integration and Comment Updates:
This features emails that update dynamically with all Buzz thread content, like the photo viewer. @replies are supported, just like Twitter. Comments posted to Buzz items appear in your Gmail inbox, so you’ll receive call-backs to your Buzz feed whenever there’s activity of note.
Pulls friend-of-friend’s content into your stream – which means getting contents from users you aren’t following too. The main point is getting “good buzz”. If you don’t agree with the recommended “good buzz“, you can tell Google and it’ll more closely match what you like next time. Recommendations learn over time with your feedback.
There are no separate mobile apps, however iPhone and Android users can access Buzz on mobiles right from http://www.google.com/intl/en/mobile/buzz/. It also locates your position from a one button press. A “nearby” view shows public updates in your vicinity. As we expect, Buzz also works with Google Maps.
Are you excited in having all the stuff (which i mentioned in the beginning of the blog) together???
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