Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2010 by Shachar Pessis
Google Buzz – Google Buzz was launched last week, and since then it has been receiving ample doses of criticism across the media board, relating to privacy issues. No need to repeat the feeding frenzy blogs, newspapers and all other media sharks engaged in on the matter. The bottom line is that Google made a big mistake, they apologized for it and are now fixing these privacy flaws. This Google Buzz post is my venue for sharing my personal experience with the new feature. In short, I am simply in love with this service.
So what is Google Buzz all about? According to Google, “Buzz is a new way to share updates, photos, videos and more, and start conversations about the things you find interesting.” I would describe it as a crossbreed between twitter and facebook. Having that said, I don’t think it will replace facebook anytime soon, but it definitely is a ‘twitter killer.’ It offers the same micro-blogging feature, plus additional intuitive and easy-to-use twists.
Here are the two Google Buzz features I found especially useful and rewarding:
1. When using the Buzz on your mobile, uploading a picture to your post or creating one from scratch is super easy. When you upload a picture on twitter – wait, you can’t upload any pictures on twitter (hint hint)… I need to use an outside service like twitpic.
2. When adding a link to Buzz, Google displays the pictures included in that link and asks you to choose the one you want to display (see this for an example). This makes adding a new Buzz more fun, informative and colorful. If you haven’t tried it yet, I encourage you to do so. It is pure fun.
To see Google Buzz in full blown action, I invite you all to follow our Google Buzz account. Even if you’re already following us on facebook and/or twitter, the Google Buzz is an entirely different experience. We will be honored if you decide to join us and stay up to date with the latest from All My Faves.