Google Buzz and Gist Updates

There are some really new things happening like google buzz and gist which could be a great way to keep up with your contacts and what they are doing across Facebook, Twitter and their blogs. Warning, if you want the world to be the way it was 20 years ago and not have to continually learn, change and figue out new technologies this is NOT the post for you!

Google BuzzGOOGLE BUZZ

Google Buzz is here (just FYI I didn’t know it even existed until 2 days ago so you are not very far behind the curve…:) What I have found it to be thus far is an incorporation between my google contacts and my gmail in conjunction with their blog posts and twitter tweets and more. It showed up as a little button below my Inbox. Now I did request to be added to it so I am not sure if it would have just showed up anyways or not – just in case here is a link to Google Buzz.

The way that google finds these items to post is by searching what you have entered in your google profile so make sure that your blogs, facebook and twitter accounts are up to date!

I will do a more in depth post on this alone once I understand what it is BUT there is always a first responder advantage so get signed up and worry about the rest later!!!

gistGIST

This seems like it could be really neat…or a huge waste of time! Basically what it is is a way to load all of your favorite people’s social networking and blog stuff into one place and then be able to keep up with them all at once across platforms. That having been said, it seems like it might take A LOT of time getting all that stuff loaded in initially. I think if it catches on A BUNCH then eventually other people will load their own stuff and you won’t have to do it BUT there are not that many people preloaded now.

I am going to write about the benefits of being first to market on Monday so make sure to check back!

Comments

  1. Hi Tara,
    there is another contender in the “keep up with your contacts and conversations” category: Silentale
    Silentale automatically consolidates the different profiles of your contacts across emails, twitter, linkedin, facebook, etc, and indicates how many messages you’ve exchanged with them, whatever the channel you used.
    Not only you get a constantly updated 360° view of your network, but you’re able to immediately see if you’ve already communicated with someone and in the latter case, explore your entire communication thread, search for keywords, retrieve attachments, etc. (everything is stored on your personal index in the cloud)
    If you or one of your readers is interested in trying out Silentale for free (we’re in private beta), just send us a tweet @silentale.
    Laurence (@lbret) of Silentale

  2. Tara Jacobsen says:

    @Laurence – did not know about Silentale…will give it a peek! Thanks Tara

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