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: