Google is making another attempt now at making a grab in social networking. The company will integrate a new networking element, called Google Buzz into its Gmail services, according to Google’s Blog.
According to the source, the service is designed as a “way to start conversations about the things you find interesting” and will seamlessly integrate social networking with the list of friends and contacts you already have in Gmail. Google introduced Buzz at a press conference in Mountain View today.
Five features underpin Google’s Buzz:
- following people you email and chat with regularly,
- sharing content from around the Web,
- sharing information in public and private,
- receiving social updates via your inbox,
- receiving recommended content.
Buzz also allows you to connect other social networking from sites like Twitter and Flickr. For those of us who are too lazy to sign into a Facebook or Twitter account, you can now have all that social networking greatness right in your email. Google will be getting Buzz out to Gmail users over the next few days. [via GoogleBlog]