We just went through a paradigm shift
Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:09:36 AM
I'm talking about Google Buzz. Yeah. That social inbox in Gmail. It might look like another Twitter clone at first glance. But don't be fooled. It's a highly sophisticated social networking platform. You can use it while reading your web sites every morning; you can use it while sharing your photos; you can use it to see what's happening near you; but not least, you can post updates to the web with your location and photos from anywhere.
Google Buzz is now integrated in many of Google's Services, but most importantly, Google Maps for mobile. The Buzz layer in Maps allows you to see updates nearby. You can post your own, whith a photo and geotag, and share it with your friends. Social networking just became more human, and almost omnipresent. But of course, this omnipresence raise a few questions. Is the convenience of Google Buzz worth putting your information in the hands of a huge multinational company? If you're using Facebook or Windows Live you're already guilty of this though.