Google has launched Google Buzz today which is quite a step into the social web arena. Google Buzz lets you share information and communicate with your friends, just like the way you do right now on various social applications, in a much cooler way. Google Buzz also provides enhanced location based services that you can use on your mobile devices.
There are several ways you can use Google Buzz on your smartphone/mobile device:
1. Mobile web browser
If you own an Android based smartphone or an Apple iPhone you can visit buzz.google.com from your mobile’s web browser to access Google Buzz. Using Google Buzz you can stay in touch with your friends as well as attach geographical location.
2. Using Google Maps application
You can access a layer of Google Buzz on your Google Maps application. You can make a post on Buzz using the app as well as upload a photo too. You can also access Place Pages from the Google Maps application for Google Buzz. The buzz layer for Google Maps application is currently available for iPhone (web maps), Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian based phones.
3. Google.com Homepage
When you visit Google.com homepage from your phone you can simply tap the buzz icon that shall appear on the right top corner of the web page.
4. Using Voice Shortcut
You can access Google Buzz using the voice shortcut widget on Android based phones as well as Google Mobile App on the Apple iPhone. Here you can post a buzz simply without typing. How cool is that?
The web is now social and Google indeed doesn’t want to lag behind especially at a time when Twitter, Facebook along with other social applications are making the most of it. So Google has decided to take the leap and today it launched Google Buzz. In an event at Google headquarters at Mountain View, CA, Google has just launched and demonstrated the next Google product for the social web.
So what exactly is Google Buzz? First of all Google Buzz is built into Gmail. We all use Gmail and we love it. Google Buzz is simply a brand new way to share stuff with your friends and communicate with them right inside Gmail. Google Buzz is supposed to offer a rich and fast sharing experience to it’s users with added sugar to media. The good folks at Google believe there’s so much of data on the social front that now it needs cleaning, taking out the noise. So Google Buzz will contribute in providing users with an optimum social tool minus the pain. Google also demonstrated the mobile side of Buzz during the launch event. I’ll have to admit I’m very optimistic about this product from Google.
Google Buzz will roll out to some Gmail users beginning today. Buzz will be available right inside Gmail, under the inbox link. Google will entirely enable Google Buzz for all Gmail users in the coming few days. People on Twitter are already speculating on the success of Google’s latest launch. I believe the Google Wave preview experience is to blame for that. Not everyone understood what Wave actually was and the mad rush for invitations got everyone disliking Wave initially. Google Buzz isn’t exactly Wave and plus it’s got a lot more social touch to it considering the Gmail integration.