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Google starts 'Buzz' social networking service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Feb 2010 23:27 User comments (7)

Google starts 'Buzz' social networking service Google has introduced their own social networking service, dubbed Google Buzz, which will allow Gmail users to share status updates, photos, videos and more. Buzz will be a direct competition to Facebook and Twitter.
In response, Facebook announced today that FB Chat will be integrated into the AIM instant messaging service, which currently has 17 million users. There are 400 million Facebook accounts, as of this week.

There are currently 176 million Gmail users, and Buzz will create a "circle of friends" right from launch that is a group of people in which you communicate the most with through Gtalk or Gmail.

Buzz allows for status updates like Facebook, photo sharing from Picasa and Flickr, video sharing from YouTube, and Twitter messages.

The service is available for mobile phones as well at buzz.google.com.

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7 user comments

19.2.2010 23:54

My god not another one !!!! so much for social interaction.

210.2.2010 6:42
cezar78
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Twiter is the best social network ever

SPAM removed

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Feb 2010 @ 15:51

310.2.2010 12:33

Yeah I noticed this crap in my gmail today.
Drama networking.

410.2.2010 15:49
LissenUp
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FB sucks in every sense of the word. Twitter is a waste and so are those that use it, not to mention simple minded and retarded and MySp. is haven for losers and inbred child predators and this 'Buzz' and its users will be no different.

510.2.2010 16:14

I can only echo the previous replies (apart from the dumb spammer), just saw the Buzz icon in my Gmail. Don't want social networking, pointless irritating crap, and just like i said in the news article re Verizon blocking 4chan sites, i'm infinitely more concerned about ISP's blocking free speech sites than brain-numbing social 'networking'. Gather up all the social networking sites and eject them into a black hole in space i say.




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610.2.2010 22:56

Originally posted by creaky:
I can only echo the previous replies (apart from the dumb spammer), just saw the Buzz icon in my Gmail. Don't want social networking, pointless irritating crap, and just like i said in the news article re Verizon blocking 4chan sites, i'm infinitely more concerned about ISP's blocking free speech sites than brain-numbing social 'networking'. Gather up all the social networking sites and eject them into a black hole in space i say.
Twitter is the one that bugs me most...so much that I added "*.twitter.com*" to my browser filters to block ANYTHING from that site. It's also why I refer to Twitter users as "twits." ;-)
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712.2.2010 15:11
LissenUp
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"Twits"..........HA HA HA

I can't fathom the idea of dedicating even a minute to Twitter. Who cares about what anyone is doing..............ESPECIALLY CELEBRITIES at that very minute, second, hour of their wasteful lives.

I will give Twitter props for one tiny thing............it allowed information from other countries in the middle east to get their voices out but it was an isolated incident and not being used like that anymore.

I use FB to reconnect with H.S. friends but I hate it!!!!!!!!!! With a passion. Invite after invite of stupid "virtual programs" that slowly drain me of my intelligence. I'm on once every couple weeks for no more than 5 minutes to reply to someone that I haven't heard from in a long time.

IMO...........down with Twitter and the twits, FB and MySp just as Creaky said.

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