Google was the big newsmaker of the week after introducing Google Buzz, which is basically hoping to directly compete with Facebook. The service from Google hasn’t taken long to catch on to, and if you’re a Gmail user, you already have an account setup. The idea is simple — share status updates, photos and video with your contacts in a Facebook-like environment. There’s even a “like” feature next to status updates, which Facebook only recently introduced itself.
The ‘buzz’ has been spreading and there’s already some websites catering to users of the new service.
Chris Pirillo has setup PleaseBuzz.me, which is a free URL redirection service to forward people to your Google Buzz profile. No registration is needed — you just simply plug in your username and you’re all set. Example: PleaseBuzz.me/your-google-username. The default URL of a Buzz profile is Google.com/profiles/yourname.
I haven’t setup my Buzz profile yet, as I don’t see the use for it right now. Eventually I’ll see more and more people using it and actually have others to interact with, but for now, Facebook and Twitter are sufficient enough.
Still don’t know much about Buzz? Familiarize yourself below.
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