Google Dives into Social Media with Google Buzz

Google Buzz is all the buzz on blogs, Twitter and other social networking sites today, but in case you’re still unsure of the new service, I’m going to outline the best features.

Buzz is Google’s newest way of showing it is committed to making Google “as social as the web itself.” It’s also a way for Google to directly compete with Facebook and Twitter.

Let’s take a look at some of the cool feature of this new service:


  • Buzz will work through Google’s mail service, Gmail. It will allow users to post status updates, photos, and links to “friends,” or the people users email or chat with the most on Gmail.
  • Users will be able to choose to make posts public or private, and they will receive new comments and updates in real-time.


  • The service will also pull in activity on other sites like Google Reader, Twitter, Flickr and Picasa and have inbox integration, so updates will go directly to users’ email inboxes.
  • The coolest thing, in my opinion and no offense to any of my friends, is the “Just the good stuff” feature. With this feature, Buzz recommends interesting posts and weeds out info a person is likely to skip.

What do you think of Google Buzz? Do you like the idea of having a more socialized email account?


4 thoughts on “Google Dives into Social Media with Google Buzz

  1. I am excited about this. As someone with GMail, Google Voice, Google Wave, etc, I can’t wait for them to add it to account. The more things I can do from one spot, the better. Pulling Google Reader in is a big feature since I often forget to check my Reader page.

  2. Just got Google Buzz, had no idea what to do with it! Thanks for the highlights Cristina! I’ll have to follow you, as I’m sure you’ll have more helpful info in the future.

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