Google offers a wide variety of services: Google Buzz, G-Mail, Google Crome and Google Documents (Docs) – just to name a few. Google Docs is a service that allows you to share documents with friends and colleagues and the idea is that everyone in the group can edit the uploaded documents. This is designed to enable collaboration despite distances.
Google gave 3 people, situated in 3 different locations, 3 days to create a 450 slide presentation-animation. The animation works just like a roll of film and the graphic tools of PowerPoint are familiar – but they have been enlivened.
So if you don’t what you shall be doing over the holidays, you can pitch the idea to 2 friends that you shall attempt something similar. You can get the presentation here (but be patient, it’s a large file): http://goo.gl/6MJwH. I wish you joy of it.
It’s the time of the year where everything that happened in the past 365 days is to be summed up. In the near future you will see top 10 lists and montages of the big moments of 2010 – both good and bad. Two of the biggest online sites, Google and YouTube, have separately created their cavalcades of 2010 moments.
We’ll start with Google. Google, the largest online search engine, is probably the company with the most information about what we consumers seek information about and what we are interested in. Based on this valuable knowledge, here are the biggest moments on Google in 2010.
Moving on to YouTube, the biggest online video site (without any real competition for the number one spot), has created a list of the 10 most popular videos. And yes, our friends Antoine Dodson and Old Spice Man are on the list.
Have you ever pondered: how fast can I actually gain information about a particular subject? If you have you will probably find this video very interesting. Google has, in connection with launching their new browser called Google Chrome, chosen to demonstrate the speed and quickness of the search ability. The demonstration will perhaps remind you of school projects but they do end up showing that Google Chrome is quicker than fast! We can reveal that Google Chrome is faster than: a potato, sound waves and not to mention lightning!
If you want to know why Google Chrome is so fast, there are plenty of videos on YouTube explaining the technology. We have linked to one here.
Now we can conclude that using Google Chrome is among many things: fun, exciting, possibly dangerous, full of potato bits and paint and indeed faster – than for example locating the right encyclopedia in the bookcase.
This week’s first blog post on your Weekly Buzz is a rather critical one. Google is considered by modern standards to be a big company, and over the last couple of years Google has turned in to a conglomerate. Google is regarded quite influential on several markets such as; e-mail, telecommunications, online search and latest Google Buzz – their attempt at a social networking platform. The critical consumer – who perhaps also is afraid of the “Big Brother” phenomenon – might contemplate how Google uses its power. Is Google going to use their size and power to control and monitor my activities? And how will this affect me?
The fact is that Google provides a wide variety of services that we as consumers would hate to be without in our everyday activity on the web. Perhaps one should relax and enjoy the many features provided by Google – but don’t say you weren’t warned.
Google launched their newest service: Google Buzz. This service is a mix of Facebook and Twitter, and the options that Google Buzz offers are basically the same. The user can write status updates, share photos and videos with friends and family, and keep up with their friends. Google Buzz is also available on some cell phones which gives you the opportunity to write and share while you are on the move.
Google Buzz has received a lot of criticism because many users can’t really see how Google Buzz is revolutionizing, when compared with Facebook and Twitter. The biggest competitior is Facebook, and it’s going to take a while for Google Buzz to take hold of users. If you want to know more about Google Buzz and the features, check out this video: