Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Google Buzz

Google has just announced Google Buzz, its newest push into the social media foray. Combining aspects of Facebook and Twitter, Google Buzz will allow you to post status updates as well as photos and web links. If you've got a Gmail account, then you'll end up having the Buzz tab added to your Google toolbar.

There are five primary features that define Google Buzz:

  1. Auto-following
  2. Rich, fast sharing experience
  3. Public and private sharing
  4. Inbox integration
  5. Just the good stuff

Google Buzz is accessible via mobile in three ways: from Google Mobile’s website, from Buzz.Google.com (iPhone and Android), and from Google Mobile Maps.Buzz even knows where you are. It will figure out what building you are and ask you if it’s right. And, you Twitter freaeks will be happy to know that the @ tag is supported.

I get a lot of use out of Google products, but the one gripe I have is that there's not a lot of unification between them. I use gmail, blogger, voice, calandar, and chat every day yet I have to log into each one separately and they all have their own interface. At least Google Buzz is built into gmail so I don't have another log in again to use it.

Still, this might be cool. I've have been looking for a Facebook replacement ever since my mother got on Facebook. The only thing I fear now is Google Farmville.

1 comment:

  1. i've only really used my gmail, calendar & blogger, but i've never had to sign into them each separately. weird.

    the day farmville makes it to google, i'm blocking it!! lol