Google Buzz Launched

Satheesh C B | Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 0 comments

2-10-2010 17-59-58  is a social network and sharing product built by Google. Based within Google Profiles, Buzz offers a stream of status updates, pictures, links, and videos from your friends.

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You can see a  tab right under the inbox, labeled “Buzz” .This provides links to websites,  like   Picasa ,Twitter, Flickr and other sites .It shows thumbnails when linked to photos from sites like Picasa and Flickr.Keyboard shortcuts are same  as in  Gmail. For example hitting “R” allows you to comment/reply to a buzz post.You can choose to share publicly with the world or privately to a small group of friends each time you post.You can follow the specific people whose posts you want to see. Buzz also weeds out uninteresting posts from the people you follow .

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Google also launched special mobile phone apps for Buzz for Apple's iPhone and for smartphones powered by its own Android operating system.GoogleBuzz enables the  status updates without the need to visit sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Buzz Features include:

  • Auto-following: Buzz allows users can auto-follow the people you email and chat with the most
  • Rich, fast sharing experience: Buzz uses Gmail UI and keyboard shortcuts easing the transition for some users. Buzz also focuses on sharing media .
  • Public and private sharing: Buzz includes both public and private sharing. Some things Google can index, but also private messages
  • Inbox integration: Buzz integrates with a users inbox to keep it the center for communication
  • Noise Filters: Buzz filters noise to keep users from being flooded with too much information
  • Public things are published to a user’s followers and Google Profile
  • Buzz objects are conversations and appear in a user’s inbox
  • Comments on Buzz objects arrive in real-time
  • Recommended Buzz – suggests friends of friends and others as people to follow, and tells the user why they were suggested


Google Buzz will be added to your Gmail account in the coming days.


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