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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
10 years ago16,681 views

news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-200 ...

<<Google is hosting a press conference at its Mountain View, CA headquarters later today. The announcement is widely expected to be Gmail-related. More specifically, that it's getting social features the likes of Twitter and Facebook's status updates. Considering Google's quiet killing of Jaiku, a Twitter-like service it bought in 2007, it should be interesting to see what the company envisions as the ideal social sharing tool. >>

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yep, see here from yesterday: blogoscoped.com/forum/166868.h ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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More info here: blogoscoped.com/forum/166868.h ...

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

Google (GOOG) will announce a suite of new social features and products at 1 P.M. EST today

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RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

25 minutes later

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Can't wait to get socialized!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Social Gmail... Should have done this 2 1/2 years ago before some of the other social networks were so popular.

Better late then never...

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RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

Live Blog at Tech Crunch

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RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

youtube.com/feb0910googleevent

LiveCast from Google

Motti [PersonRank 10]

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RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

Google Buss inside Gmail

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google Buzz: New way to share inside of Gmail!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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5 features:

1. Auto-following

First time you use the product you automatically follow the people you e-mail or chat with.

2. "Rich, fast sharing experience." Includes media, keyboard shortcuts, twitter updates, "all the things users like to share often."

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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3. "Public and private sharing." Public entries indexed into google's search.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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4. "Inbox integration"

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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5. "Just the good stuff." A relevancy filter to highlight only top items.

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

buzz.google.com is the link

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

See it here: youtube.com/feb0910googleevent

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Motti [PersonRank 10]

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David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Incredible how fast this is thread is growing, I just joined in on the videocast, did they mention something about release date?

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

keyboard short cuts is same as in Gmail

share link, photos videos publicly or privately

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Aside of that, isn't this exactly like friendfeed (never used it personally, but it seems quite alike)

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Users can like things--just like in Facebook and Friendfeed.

Custom-built photo viewer

Photo viewer looks kind of like Flickr's.

Where will these updates show up when made public? Your Google profile of course. (Hope you nabbed a good username URL)

Posts can be made public or private.

Users said it was "too hard" to change privacy settings on other services Google says.

Any item in Buzz can become a conversation. "This is one of the most interesting parts of the product" Jackson says.

Inbox is not just e-mail anymore--buzz items show up too--with a little buzz icon.

New updates show up without refreshing the page.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Three ways to get notified:
1. Comment on your stuff.
2. people comment on your comments
3. people do @ reply.

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

its direct competition to ff.im all comments on shared stuff are auto updating like FriendFeed

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Recommended buzz: Google has an engine which learns people's likes and dislikes.

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

Public things go to your followers and your Google Profile
Inbox integration. Any item in Buzz can become a conversation.

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

Google Buzz on Mobile

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Gundotra says status updates have the same kind of information relevancy problem that Web sites do.

Making a comparison to phone conversations: we call someone and ask "where are you at?" Gundotra says location is a key to relevancy.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

buzz.google.com not yet online, redirects to google.com/buzz

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Web-based Buzz works with iPhone and Android phones.

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

Google Maps Mobile (Android, iPhone, Nokia) will update for Google Buss

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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If you're just joining in, you can watch the Google Buzz announcement here: youtube.com/feb0910googleevent

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

Google Buzz is Geo tag and can be operate by Voice commend

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

sorry for typo

Google Buzz is Geo taged and can be operate by Voice commend on Android Phone

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]RiyAndroid: Voice commands are only from android, unrelated to Buzz.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

New Buzz Layer in Google Mobile Maps.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

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Google Buzz is location-enabled on mobile apps


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que [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Glad to see the new Google Buss is finally rolling out of the shop...


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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Launching as an Enterprise product too!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Launching in 9 minutes!!!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Google Buzz will be starting to roll out today...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Google says a lot of Buzz was inspired by Google Wave.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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It will integrate with Wave in the future.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Buzz supports pubsubhubbub out of the box.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Official Post: gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/02 ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Google Buzz Demo Video:

+ Show video

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

in buss u can connect twitter . can pull data from twitter but currently cant post from buss :(

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

buzz.google.com is now live!!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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(Not live on the iPhone yet.)

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

We're still rolling out Buzz to everyone, so if you don't see it in your Gmail account yet, check back soon.

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

google.com/buzz is now online

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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No setup needed
Automatically follow the people you email and chat with the most in Gmail.

Share publicly or privately
Publish your ideas to the world or just to your closest friends.

Inbox integration
Comments get sent right to your inbox so it's easy to keep the conversation going.

Photo friendly
See thumbnails with each post, and browse full-screen photos from popular sites.

Connect sites you already use
Import your stuff from Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, and Google Reader.

See updates in real time
New posts and comments pop in as they happen. No refresh required.

Just the good stuff
Buzz recommends interesting posts and weeds out ones you're likely to skip.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Google Buzz (web app) on the iPhone is now live too!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Post from Google Blog: googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Google's social side hopes to catch some Buzz: news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-104 ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The problem here for me is that we probably won't see and iPhone version until iPhone OS 4.0 in June if at all...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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If your account is ready to use it, you get this message:

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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You'll have to copy & paste to see the image from my last post:

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[image fix ~hebbet]

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]James
The iPhone web-based app is available now.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Setting Firefox's User Agent to iPhone doesn't work too well :P I can follow people, it tells me I'm in London (because Firefox Geolocation works off my IP address), and I can't post anything.

Guess I should just wait.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Here's Google Buzz on the iPhone:


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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Nice coverage mbegin!. Hoping to see Google Buzz in Gmail soon to try it out!

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Just got Google Buzz in gmail, wonder whether it was luck, or due to the fact that I clicked the link on google.com/buzz a million times. Any screenshots requests?

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

For some reason your own buzzes get into your inbox.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Oh and, could someone check out whether one can now log into gmail with an external mail, to only access Google Buzz, because that would be EPIC!!!

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]David Mulder Yes!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Thanks WebSonic.

Here's more iPhone screenshots of Google Buzz:


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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Help: mail.google.com/support/bin/an ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

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Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

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/pd [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

any1 know which DC's are getting hit//rolled in first??

I am not seeing it in Canada – yet!

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I'm in the UK. Guess it's just Random.

Example of Reader Shared item:


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Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It seems like there's also a new Google search box for mobile on google.com...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

hmmm the Like button doesn't link to the Reader like button.

eg. I like something on Buzz, it is not marked as liked on Reader

Also I can't seem to comment on reader items. I keep getting :
"Oops, there was an error posting your comment. Please try again in a few seconds."

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

More official blog posts about Google Buzz:

googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010 ...

googlephotos.blogspot.com/2010 ...

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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Local versions can be reached through:

google.com/buzz?hl=nl&gl=n ...

Local help centres are live too.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Well Google's real time search isn't helping with Twitter on Buzz. I tweeted something 40 min ago and it has only just appeared (Had been in Real Time search before). Around that time I uploaded some screen shots to Flickr, no sign of them yet.

I uploaded the same pictures to Picasa web albums and they appeared within 2 min. However I clicked "Edit" next to the title, Added a title next to the URL and when I clicked save the pictures where replaced with other photos from the album >:(


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Screenshot of notification of new follower. And Flickr photos.... from 2 years ago :P


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SE [PersonRank 2]

10 years ago #

How about events in Google Calendar?

Zim [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I don't have it yet, but it reminds me of friendfeed.
By the way, the logo is ugly.

It's interesting because all the social information google pulls (see dashboard) now is used to feed us back.
We'll see what it brings..

Above 86 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Not in my Gmail account yet, was hoping for it.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

FriendFeed (and Gmail) Founder’s Reaction To Google Buzz: “This Seems Vaguely Familiar”

techcrunch.com/2010/02/09/frie ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[Update: Added a sentence about the Buzz API in the post.]

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google also sayed that integration with Google Wave will follow, a Enterprise version will be launched for Google Apps customers and it will be possible to post messages with another client like Tweetdeck for Twitter.

bugles [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Thanks google, copying Twitter is a great way to earn $$$ and sell information to NSA.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Tip/idea: by using multiple inboxes (labs) you could split mails from buzz items! (I'll try to do it when it appears in my account)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Zim

It's easy just create a filter for [Has the words: is:buzz] and inbox for [is:buzz is:unread]

This will just give replies to your posts and replies to posts you've commented on. It is not the same as going to Buzz

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Here's the Google Buzz Wikipedia page:
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Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I'm glad to see Google finally understanding that it could leverage it's Gmail user base. With user profiles available in search, this is the way they intend to battle Facebook. Of course no Facebook connect in Buzz, only a weak competitor is available: Twitter.

Facebook really is an advanced email client with user profiles and status updates (see for example the new Facebook design). So it made sense to include most of what Facebook is into Gmail.

But Facebook also is a very large social network where you can now find old friends. With user profiles available in search, old friends are found on Google.

One last very important feature of Facebook is pictures sharing and so far Google has done a mediocre job with Picassa. But if Google gets this piece of the puzzle right, I'd see some very serious competition for Facebook.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

If Facebook succeeds in building a "full featured webmail product" things could get very interesting...

<< Facebook is completely rewriting their messaging product and is preparing to launch a fully featured webmail product in its place, according to a source with knowledge of the product. Internally it’s known as Project Titan. Or, unofficially and perhaps over-enthusiastically, the Gmail killer. >>

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Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Alex K

Twitter: Weak competitor? WTF? It's HUGE!

Also what makes you feel PWA is worse than Facebook albums? They seem to have more or less the same features, but PWA has face recognition and a desktop client (which can edit photos, which rarely happens with Facebook pictures)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I you want to filter buzzes in gmail ? create a filter with "*[put at-character here]gmail.com) AND is:buzz" without quotes in the "TO" field then "skip inbox" in next screen. Inbox is clean now!

Omnivorous [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Not here yet with my GMail account (Seattle) in IE7 or Firefox . None of the suggested URLs help either.

Are others having success using Chrome or another browser?

Note: this is a terrible way for Google to treat early adopters. And the "Help" material is no help either.

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mrrix32: Sorry I was a little rough on the edges. Yes twitter is huge but much much smaller than Facebook. And of course Picasa is a great product but do people socialize on PWA as much as they do on Facebook photos?

Omnivorous [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

At just before 11 a.m. PDT, I got a "Buzz" splash screen when logging into GMail and the feature is up now.

Yip^6 [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

If you want to turn Google Buzz off, there is a "turn off buzz" down at the bottom of each Gmail page, next to "turn off chat". It makes the Buzz label and the icon disappear from the Gmail sidebar.

(I like the idea of Google Buzz, but I'm not ready for a public profile. I hope that Google decides to allow Buzz to be used without a public profile or without disclosing location information.)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

An experiment to see how fast google can index a buzz.

google.com/buzz/jeremilhau/Zy6 ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

For information, buzz c

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

For information, buzz can show on real time results google.com/search?q=google+buz ...

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I think I found a bug.

Regardless of if you push "Sweet! Check out Buzz" or "Nah, go to my inbox", in the splash screen of the gmail, Google still activates the Buzz! The only way to disable it is from the footer:(


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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]drtimofey
That's not a bug. When you see that page, it simply means that Buzz has been added to your Gmail account. If you click the "Sweet" button, it takes you straight into the "Buzz" tab.... and if you click the "Nah" button it brings you to the "Inbox" tab (according to the source code).

Neither of those buttons actually enable or disable Buzz.

If you want to disable Buzz in your Gmail account, you need to click the "turn off buzz" link at the bottom of your Gmail.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

If you're logged into Gmail and you copy & paste this link into Chrome or Firefox, you can view the source code for that page.

view-source: mail.google.com/mail/buzz/intr ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[view-source: mail.google.com/mail/buzz/intr ...]

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]mbegin

Thanks. I didn't think they're going to automatically add it on.

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