I am surprised there has been no posts on the new Buzz by Google. I saw this today and was pretty excited until they started to leak information that it is only available for version 2.0 or higher of Android. Not a lot of happy people out there.
- 02-09-2010, 06:30 PM #2
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- 02-09-2010, 09:06 PM #5
I think there's already too many social networking options. It fragments into too many things to keep straight.
I have some friends that insist on sending updates and invitations to lunch via Facebook....
Some are on Android devices and use google talk...
Some who are perplexed that I don't use Skype...
One friend who still uses Blackberry messenger and refuses to accept the fact that I no longer "get" his messages...
Another guy who wants to IM thru yahoo...
Twitter? never done it...
Myspace? is anyone still on that...
Then there's location sharing with Latitude...
aaaaaaaa!! make it stop!!
Does the world really need ANOTHER way to share status information and location? Do I really want to know who's standing in line at the grocery store? Do I care about your kids' poopie diaper?
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- 02-10-2010, 01:29 PM #13
I'm kind of worried about this app. I love Google tools normally but this one bothers me. I shouldn't be able to get a strangers home address from an email account I don't even have approved of to be on Buzz via google maps on Android. Has Google thought about the potentially nefarious uses of this tool?
- 02-10-2010, 07:00 PM #14
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I hope they stop trying to compete head to head with social networks, and instead decide to support them by becoming an awesome aggregation service. That would have amazing potential when tied in with Android.
I'd love to go to one place to get up to date on Google Reader, Twitter, Facebook, Last.fm, and all my other sites..
- 02-10-2010, 08:13 PM #16
It does have some great potential and with it being built into Gmail it just makes it that more appealing as long as my email address is not everywhere for anyone to see. Looks like it just puts your name out there, I can deal with that. Will keep trying it out...
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- 02-11-2010, 03:50 PM #21
Ah, didnt realize that there was a mobile site.
Makes sense, from what I can tell the site version of buzz would only show you your buzzes and people your following buzzes anyways.
To my knowledge you can't go look and search for buzzes around you while on the web. So I'll probably use Google maps buzz more then the mobile site anyways.
- 02-12-2010, 07:27 AM #22
It pulls up buzzes which show up on your map...at least on mine...on my droid. The address it shows is you actual location. I went to a restaurant the other day and posted a buzz about the restaurant, and two other people replied within minutes that they liked it too. I think that is the intent of this, not social networking.
You know, Whats the buzz about this place and so forth.
I was scrolling through the map on the droid last night and clicked the "read buzzes" button and everyone who had buzzed that were on the map showed up.
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