>So Google announced the Wave with a lot of fanfare and a hour long video at a conference. They release the product and it is between and errrrr and an ummmmm. Most people are disappointed, some claim that since its still in a preview version, it will get better.

All of a sudden some days ago they start rolling out the Buzz functionality for all the Gmail users. No fanfare, well not much until people got the feature and then of course everything was aBuzz! I am a little miffed at having it pushed into my face… but over all I think its powerful, for the main reason that if every Gmail user is on Buzz then well thats a huge population of people to be on a social network.

Big Tip
Unfollow everyone that has connected their Twitter to Buzz. They thought of this means they are avid tweeters, imagine getting someone’s tweets in your inbox. (Horror!)

I have not gotten much time to check this functionality out, but it looks pretty cool. I realised that it was a truly serious product when I saw these Buzz buttons out there (see below this post).

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  • >More interesting is how you can add custom sites updates to your buzz. I know you have to have that site in your Google Profile and have a link rel="me" tag on the desired site, but I've done that and it's still not showing up…How do you manage to get the updates on your blog onto buzz?

  • >Never mind – just figured it out. I have to edit my sites in Google Profile and click the "Public Profile" checkbox 🙂

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  • >I easily got my blog to update on Buzz probably cause its on Blogger, so Google picked it up by default or maybe cause I have already shared it on Reader and I have connected G Reader to Buzz.