Live Blog-Google Social Event: Google’s Reply To Twitter And Facebook?
Google is going to incorporate some of the social element into their products. Is this going to be a Facebook or Twitter killer or may be a new approach to social networks? We are going to Liveblog the Google Social Event. It is going to start any minute. So, just seat back.
Real-Time Notes Below:
Horowitz on stage : Starts with the importance of sharing content to right audience.
The news we all waiting for : Google Buzz, a social tool from Google is being launched, a Google’s way to sharing and social networks.
Buzz is build into Gmail, gives a history of Gmail and how it evolved over time….. Grouped conversation then chat, then video chat and now Google Buzz.
Google Buzz is new way to share content and communicate inside Gmail.
Features Of Buzz
1) Auto-following: Auto follow the users who chat and email the most.
2) Rich, fast sharing experience
3) Public and private sharing ( They haven’t mentioned- what will be the default public or private?).
4) Inbox integration: Integrates with users inbox.
5) Filters the noise to keep you away from useless things: This is going to be the game-changer by handling real time updates.
Buzz tab is right below the Inbox tab in Gmail, so easily integrated with Gmail.
You see the entire social media feature in Buzz right from Photos to Videos to Links. Like, Facebook Buzz will pull photos and headlines from the URL, which you have shared. You can like things and comment on them as well.
You can post things both publically and privately which are indexed by Google immediately. Buzz is totally intergrated with Inbox – any item in Buzz can become a converation in Gmail.
Ok now i get it… Buzz is basically a combination of Twitter and Facebook sharing into Gmail. As simple as that.
This is something new to social networks. You can use voice input to post into Buzz. That’s kind of awesome for work-shy people.
New Web App for Buzz that works on Android and iPhone.
Buzzes are Geo tagged to Google Maps. Like Tweet is to Twitter, Buzzes is to Buzz (common sense).
Twitter connect integrated, No Facebook connect as of now in Buzz (nothing unusual )
Buzz will be rolling out to Gmail users over the next few days (I still haven’t got it ).
Buzz URL: http://buzz.google.com
Google’s official post on Buzz here.
Google Buzz Official Video:
Video: Google Buzz For Mobile
Buzz On Google Buzz:
Looks like every renowned tech blogger in Silicon Valley were aware of the Buzz, much before its launch and they also posted their full length post just when the Buzz Event was going on. Have a look on few of them.
M.G. Siegler: If Google Wave is the Future, Google Buzz Is The Present (TechCrunch).
Matt Mcgee: Google Takes On Twitter, Facebook & Even Foursquare (SearchEngineLand)
Jeff Jarvis: Google’s Buzz(machine) (Buzz Machine)