Google launched their foray in to the social media space last night with the launch of Google Buzz. The handy video above demonstrates exactly how this service will work and they have begun roll-out to Gmail users worldwide. While I haven’t had the chance to use it yet I do have a few thoughts in no particular order:
- Part of me wonders if we need another addition to this market – will this find a place amongst twitter and Facebook status updates?
- Social media is an area that Google is missing out on so you can see why they are keen to get a product out there
- How does Wave fit in to all of this?
- Cleverly, by building this into Gmail they already have an potential installed userbase of over 150m users which would instantly put them in to second place behind Facebook
I’ll be interested to see the take-up of this service, and try it out myself…