What Journalists Need to Know About Google Buzz
Google announced its new social media product, Buzz, on Tuesday. While still in the early stages of development, Buzz marries many tools Google has created over the years and could be significant to journalism.
Based on the YouTube video explanation, Buzz is kind of a Facebook-foursquare-Twitter-FriendFeed competitor, but could be much more than the sum of the Google products they’re integrating with it, including Google Profiles, Google Gmail (its Contact list gets integrated automatically), Google Picasa photos (it can also incorporate feeds from other multimedia tools such as Flickr and YouTube), Google Voice & Talk (SMS and voice posting capabilities have high utility in this tool for status updates) and Google Wave (real-time updating, commenting, sharing and collaboration tools).
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~ by Gary Austin on February 11, 2010.