New Google Buzz vs. Twitter and Facebook

Posted: February 9, 2010 in Just Out!
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Google strikes again!!

The folks at Google just rolled out yet another application that tackles an area previously dominated by Twitter and Facebook: Microblogging! Microblogging is posting small entries that usually consist of nothing but a short sentence fragment, or an image or embedded video. This is commonly known as “tweeting” for those who use Twitter (except that Twitter only allows text and URLs – no images or videos). The same concept is found in Facebook where users post status updates, images, videos and links.

Enter Google Buzz: a microblogging system on top of Gmail that enables users of posting text, photos, videos, etc., and share with either their friends or everyone. Watch this video to get the idea:

Google Buzz is being enabled into the existing Gmail accounts slowly, so it’s not yet available for all users. I haven’t tried it out myself yet, but I can’t wait to start “buzzing”

Update (Feb 10, 2010):
Buzz has just been enabled in my Gmail account, and it looks pretty cool. It can even automatically fetch items that the user has posted on other websites like twitter, flickr, shared items in Google Reader, or even blogs

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