Google Buzz allow users to share photos, videos, links, and status updates with their friends, as well as discuss shared content – pretty much a compilation of Facebook, Twitter and Friendster. So, what is Google really up to??
Although Gmail doesn’t have as large a user base (approx 146 Million?) as compared to Facebook, (400 million and counting); Google definitely must mean business with Buzz. Ads have already started showing up on buzz (haha, didn’t you notice yet?), and Developers have already started creating Buzz apps. Of course, it has been a little rocky for Buzz, with privacy issues causing major discontent with users, but Google has been quick in response, making modifications, even with an option to even block buzz completely – Read Google’s Official Post here.
But the message seems to be clear – Google, with its experience in making business sense from ‘cool’ stuff, is taking on the Social Media sphere.. ‘Buzz Off’, competition!