Get the Social Networking Buzz on Gmail

By David Needle | Posted February 10, 2010

Gmail’s Buzz acts like Twitter, but claims to add tighter security and increase access to shared content. Small business could do with a more secure social networking option. Datamation.com has all the details.


Google took the wraps off a significant update to its Gmail service with Buzz, a new service it says brings more efficiency and security to the sea of tweets and other real-time feeds in which it says users are drowning.

"There's value there, but it's increasingly harder and harder to find the signal in the noise," Bradley Horowitz, a Google vice president of product management, said today during an event here at the Googleplex. "You used to be able to let the stream wash over you, but when you get up to 500 or 5,000 friends, it becomes very, very difficult."

Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) solution is Buzz, a new feature in Gmail that’s also available in a mobile version and on Google's mobile home page. While the service has just launched today, Google says it will take several days to reach the millions of Gmail users.

Read the complete Gmail Buzz article

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