An Intro to Google Buzz for Photographers — Social Photo Talk
I’ve had full access to Google Buzz for just over 24 hours, and I’ve worked to figure out the various nooks and crannies of the service. As a technologist, I’m intrigued by buttons and links. As a photographer, I want to know how Google Buzz will impact my ability to share my work, connect with other photographers, and reach clients.
What is Google Buzz?
Google Buzz is a sharing tool that is viewed either from the GMail web interface or via the mobile interface to Google on an iPhone or Android device (there’s an API, so expect to start seeing client applications as well… it wouldn’t surprise me to see apps like Tweetdeck add support shortly). Google Buzz allows one to view items shared by their contacts. The simplest form of sharing is posting a status update (like Twitter), but Buzz users can link up their blog posts, photos from Flickr or Picasa, YouTube videos, and other content sources to be shared via their Buzz stream. If you’ve ever used FriendFeed, you’ll find that Buzz is very similar.
~ by Gary Austin on February 11, 2010.