If you’re already using Facebook, Twitter and email you might wonder why you’d ever want or need to get involved in Google Buzz. The new social service, launched last week, seems to mimic many of the functions and features already available on other sites. And there have been quite a few concerns about personal privacy voiced online and in the media.
These are all pertinent facts. But remember the thing that makes social networks useful and fun is the community. Having a lot of great features and functions helps facilitate social interaction, but it’s socialising with people that makes these platforms important. So although there are huge numbers using Facebook and Twitter, it would be folly to ignore Google Buzz because it’s linked to Gmail which boasts 100 million users worldwide.
While we’ve not seen a grand exodus from our favourite social networks quite yet, I certainly wouldn’t rule it out. The folks at Google do have a rather impressive track record for success so far.
So while you are deciding if you’ll dip your own toes into the Buzz waters, check out this video to see how it works: