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I know many of you are using it already, since everyone as an gmail account and netizens can forget there name but not there gmail ID.. It’s now been just a few days since Google launched its Buzz social-sharing service and started rolling it out to Gmail users. The feature will pit it against social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Google Buzz will allow users to quickly share messages, Web links and photos with friends within its popular email service Gmail.


Google Buzz comes after the company’s several not-so-successful attempts to strengthen its position in the hotly-contested social networking space.

Here’s looking into what all Google Buzz will do for users. If most of you are already using gmail I am sure you are seeing that new tab for Buzz below your inbox.. On clicking the tab, users can read status updates, photos and video. Buzz updates will also show up directly in user’s inbox as well as in a tab within Gmail. Further you can open an item to comment directly because it’s a live object with an open connection to the server that gets updates in all time. According to Google, 40 people whom users talk to through Gmail and Gchat will be automatically added as friends. Buzz uses information from the existing email accounts of users to automatically show updates and media from people they talk to regularly. However, it will also allow users to share information privately if they want. Status messages that users publish on Google Buzz and flag as viewable to everyone will be automatically indexed by Google’s search engine and be available within Google’s recently launched real-time search results.

Like other social services, Buzz allows users to post status updates that include text; photos from services like Google’s Picasa and Yahoo’s Flickr; videos from YouTube; and messages from Twitter. I say many of its features mimic those of Facebook. This means Buzz will eliminate the need for people to visit sites like Twitter to post updates or see those sent by people they have selected to follow. Google Buzz will also pull in updates from outside your immediate group, such as an active conversation involving some friends and some people you aren’t following. However, though users can view Twitter messages within Buzz, they will not be able to publish new messages to Twitter’s service.

Buzz is also tailored to work on smartphones. Buzz will be available on mobile devices including Apple Inc’s iPhone and those that run on Google’s Android software. The programme automatically includes contacts that a user frequently emails. Google’s buzz also lets users publish their ideas to the world or just to their closest friends. This means each update can be set to either a small group of friends or to the entire world. User’s private updates will be directed to Buzz followers while public updates will reflect on user’s Google Profile page.

So some pretty cool features, so saying that do Could it be Twitter killer? the answer is No, because i thinks it co-exists peacefully. When you post a new tweet using Twitter, Google can import that tweet and send it out to your Buzz followers with the rest of your Buzz updates. You won’t have to jump through any hoops or use any back-door methods to make it happen. Twitter is officially supported by Buzz — the same is true of Flickr, Picasa, Blogger and YouTube.

But the same is not true between Buzz and Facebook. Buzz doesn’t import your Facebook status updates. It doesn’t post updates to your Facebook feed. It doesn’t display your friends’ feed updates. There’s no Facebook Connect integration at all.

Google is going to have a difficult time building a userbase when everyone who has a Facebook profile (that’s just about everyone who uses the social web at all now) is concerned that they can’t see their friends’ updates. They’ll have to keep using Facebook to stay in touch with their Facebook friends.

With more than 400 million users, Facebook is the world’s largest social network; Twitter by contrast has only 18 million or so. Gmail’s unique visitors numbered around 36 million as of last year. Clearly, Facebook is dominating. Google is attempting to challenge that dominance with Buzz, but Facebook is at the same time planning to move just as aggressively into Google’s territory. It was recently discovered that Facebook will eventually launch its own webmail service. You can already send messages to e-mail addresses from Facebook, but the execution isn’t as smooth as it needs to be. The new e-mail plan would address that.

Codenamed Project Titan, the service would offer users e-mail addresses ending in Facebook would become the largest webmail provider overnight. If the service is functional enough, it could threaten Google’s Gmail. This outlook could change if Buzz integrates with Facebook the way it does with Twitter. Unless that happens, though, you’re better off keeping your bets on Facebook in the coming year or two — at least if your standard of success is something greater than niche appeal. Here is a video to as i Know some people are not interested reading this lengthy blog…

So what are you buzzing now, let me know what do you like and don’t like about it… C U Next week, tell then happy buzzing…..