What's all the Buzz?
Thanks in large part to the monumental success of social networking giant Twitter, Google has now created its own version of minute by minute status updates with Google Buzz, which was announced earlier today.
As is the norm for all things Google, they took a basic idea from someone else and put it on steroids so it would do everything the former did and so much more that we didn't know we needed it to do. Without getting into too much detail, I'll point out the four things that Google Buzz does that set it apart from the other heard of status update clients.
1. Blends with Gmail
2. Ranks updates based on your taste
3. Easily insert pictures and videos
4. Mobile connectivity (No news on a dedicated BlackBerry app just yet, but it's only a matter of time before it gets released.)
5. Choose who sees your updates
Even though Google is entering into the arena of social networking and status updates a little late in the game, there's still a good chance that Buzz will generate quite a bit of just that. Hopefully it won't crash and burn much like the much anticipated Google Wave did and will take off and catch on with users.