All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Buzz’

Google Buzz Is About To Be Dead. Wait, What? Google Buzz Was Still Alive?

Google has sent an email around to Google Buzz users about their data from the service, which the company announced would be shutting down back in October 2011. If you’re like me, you were probably surprised to get an email about a service you haven’t thought about in a long time, but Google may still have your data from Buzz, …

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Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy

MediaPost is reporting that three Gmail users filed a lawsuit against Google this week in relation to privacy violations from the Google Buzz launch. Google Buzz, in case your memory of Internet happenings doesn’t extend that far back, was an earlier attempt of Google’s at social media, launched about a year and a half before Google+ came out. It was …

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Google Buzz Is Still Part Of The Twitter Conversation

I’m not going to lie. I kind of wanted an excuse to try out Twitter’s new embeddable timelines, but I couldn’t help but notice that there still seems to be an odd amount of mentions of Google Buzz going through Twitter even today, nearly a year after its official demise. Why are so many people tweeting about Google Buzz? Tweets …

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Google’s Horowitz Talks About Moving On From Buzz

As you may have heard, Google announced that it will be shutting down Google Buzz. The truth is, many of us have been waiting for Google to make the move. Even when Google gave webmasters the +1 button to add to their sites, we quickly saw it substituted for many Google Buzz buttons. In July, Google was already shutting down …

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Google Buzz Gets Killed, Along with Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle Social Features

When Google launched Google+, it didn’t take long for some of us to speculate about the demise of Google Buzz. Now, we don’t have to speculate much more because Google has come out and said they’re shutting it down, along with a few other services. “In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus …

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Is Google+ Killing Google Buzz?

Ordinarily, I don’t go for the one thing killing another conversation, but in this case, it’s two products from the same company, and one with some possibly unneeded redundancies. Combine that with the fact that Google has a history of pulling services altogether and the company’s need for Google+ to work, I don’t think the “killing” of Buzz is entirely …

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Is Google’s +1 Button Killing Google Buzz Already?

Google Buzz has never lived up to Google’s hopes for the service. That seems pretty clear now. Much like the ill-fated Google Wave, it launched to much hype (not to mention privacy concerns), but for the most part fizzled out in terms of user interest. Even Buzz users (I count myself among them, to some extent) aren’t exactly radiating with …

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Google Buzz Agreement Reached With FTC

Google Buzz, the social network built into Gmail, has faced its share of complaints regarding automatic opt-ins and privacy issues.  Last year, Google settled a class action suit by contributing to a fund for organizations involved in internet privacy and education.  Today, the Federal Trade Commission released a statement detailing its own accusations against Google Buzz and outlining an agreement …

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No Real Social Media Plan? Try Starting With This.

Coming up with a social media plan isn’t always the easiest thing to do for businesses. There are so many factors that come into play, even beyond the landscape of communities that actually exist. For example, business leaders need to ask questions like: How much time should be spent interacting with social media sites? How many people should be representing the company on social sites? How much of their time should be dedicated to it? Should it be the full-time job of one person? The full-time jobs of more people? Only part of the job for a lot of people? Etc. Etc. Etc. 

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Need More Traffic to Your Content? You Might Try a Tool Like This.

You know how Facebook’s "like" buttons, retweet buttons, and various other social sharing buttons can help drive traffic to your site? ShareThis has launched a widget that site owners, particularly ones who put out a lot of content, may find useful for driving traffic and engagement with that content. 

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Share Private Picasa Web Albums Privately with Buzz Followers

Google Buzz now lets you share private Picasa Web Albums privately. When you create a private album, the people you choose to share with will see a notification in Google Buzz.

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Buzz Makes Move to Generate More User Interest

Twitter recently launched some new features for suggesting users to follow. The more people of interest you have to follow, the more useful you’re bound to find the service. The same applies to Google Buzz, which is probably why Google decided to release a similar feature.

A Buzz Post from the Google Buzz Team says:

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