Do we really need another social media outlet? Probably not but before you make your decision give Buzz a look see like I did over the last 24 hours.

The rundown

If you tweet you will be used to the very basic method of getting your social point across but wait, there’s more! Buzz also allows you to comment and like the tweet ripoffs so it’s more like Facebook status and Tweets had a baby.

The little bit extra

What sets it apart from being utterly pointless like Twitter is that you can link your photo galleries, blogs, and pretty much any other RSS content you wish to share through these posts with relative ease. At the moment I have set up a profile at http://www.google.com/profiles/crazyspence and as you can see it has the usual profile picture, a comment associated with it and some location data, nothing too fancy but below it is a Photo strip. This photo strip is an RSS feed from my Gallery2 photo website which Buzz had no issue communicating with as it supports RSS. This impressed me because I don’t use Flickr or Picassa (the default options for photos) and Google was kind enough to add support for any photo service using RSS.

If you browse through my buzzes you’ll notice one is linked from this blog, heck you’ll probably see this post in there too because it picked up my website through my Webmaster Central settings with Google.


Ok great there is Twitter integration but no Facebook. I have beaten the system by adding my Facebook Feed to the links on my profile and also by adding it to Google reader but at the moment there is no Facebook Connect and hopefully if Google is serious about this that will change.


I prefer Facebook and hate Twitter but this is a good Twitter replacement if that’s your thing. If they add Facebook support that doesn’t require my cheats I will use this as a catchall for my Facebook, photo and blog posts. People who follow me will then only have to look one place to see what I’m up to but until then  it will not be my primary tool for interaction.

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  1. after reading your first sentence, i was struck by an image of an old man complaining about the state of things.

  2. after reading your first sentence I remembered you drinking out of a paper bag

  3. touche

  4. after glancing over your notes i was reminded of maddox

  5. After glancing at your profile picture I was reminded of when you kicked a hole in the roof of the hotel in Cuba

  6. hahahahahahahaha, didnt know you knew about that shananigans. it was an accident i swear

  7. To me I just let buzz pull in my content from my other sites and therefor I have no original content on buzz. I think it will be slow to take off but may take off someday. Right now I feel i don’t need another social media outlet.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

  8. Мде

    Вы абсолютно правы. В этом что-то есть и мне кажется это хорошая мысль. Я согласен с Вами….

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