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Topic # 57349 10-Feb-2010 15:20
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I've just updated google maps on my android (HTC Magic). Version 4.0 has google Buzz.

It is not yet in my web based gmail (I think it'll be intergrated in there).

Anyone using it? Thoughts, impressions?

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  Reply # 297719 10-Feb-2010 17:30
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I like the idea, although realistically it feels like a rehash of the same old thing (twitter and facebook). I'll give it a go when it's enabled on my gmail account, but for now I am sceptical at best that it will catch on.

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  Reply # 297739 10-Feb-2010 18:14
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I am not really interested in the Google Buzz within GMAIL. But the Google Mobile Buzz is a good add on to Google Maps and Latitude.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 297780 10-Feb-2010 21:19
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I've been buzzing away this evening....and not just around Auckland. You can go anywhere on Earth and see what's "buzzing".

This seems pretty cool. It's like twitter except you can see all buzzes (scale will murder that!) and drill right down to house level on any street.....anywhere.




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  Reply # 297785 10-Feb-2010 21:31
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What happened to Google wave?

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  Reply # 297787 10-Feb-2010 21:35
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Yes, but some time there will be more buzzes than space in some places. Will those "geo buzz" expire? Also with time they lose context and are meaningless on a Google Map - I just done today but really..

Foursquare is a lot smarter than that.




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  Reply # 297790 10-Feb-2010 21:40
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@freitasm: Keep drilling in. The only way there can be too many buzzes if the people at one end of a house buzz and buzz. If I fill my front garden with GPS-located buzzes, I can go out the back and buzz some more.

The resolution is amazing. I watched myself walk around my property on the weekend - accurate to within 2 metres, I reckon....




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  Reply # 297792 10-Feb-2010 21:41
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Linuxluver: @freitasm: Keep drilling in. The only way there can be too many buzzes if the people at one end of a house buzz and buzz. If I fill my front garden with GPS-located buzzes, I can go out the back and buzz some more.

The resolution is amazing. I watched myself walk around my property on the weekend - accurate to within 2 metres, I reckon....


But again, it's geo located, but non-contextual. If you buzz something like "Having a big party at this pub today come and join me" then it loses context the next day and it's meaningless after that.





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  Reply # 297801 10-Feb-2010 21:58
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johnr: What happened to Google wave?


Still in development. Google Buzz is like a private Wave that you share with your friends in some sense. A mix of Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed.

In other words, huge potential to be a bloody annoying thing.






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  Reply # 297815 10-Feb-2010 22:28
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I'd like to see filters on buzzes. Time filter and eventually friends only.

One issue is that it is hard to see ones you have already read. Maybe a new buzz filter too.

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  Reply # 297863 11-Feb-2010 08:51
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In other words, huge potential to be a bloody annoying thing.


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  Reply # 298305 12-Feb-2010 11:21
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It was interesting on Map 4.0 to set the Buzz layer and see all the Buzzes around the Wellington CBD. Of course most of the posts were pretty inane :-)




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  Reply # 298318 12-Feb-2010 12:18
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I notice this has been rolled out into my Gmail account now, a little off topic but using Chrome has anyone else's Gmail gone buggy since they rolled out Buzz? It works fine in Firefox but using Googles Chrome I lose all my Categories/background photo/everything on the left... (alert of app status said there was issues but now resolved...)



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  Reply # 298323 12-Feb-2010 12:49
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One thing I've noticed with the google maps buzz, is that buzzes tend to expire. The maps will only show recent buzzes (not 100% sure on timeframe). This will solve the crowding issue.

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  Reply # 298382 12-Feb-2010 14:18
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kingjj: I'm using the daily dev builds on 64-bit Ubuntu Linux...and I don't see the problem. What version of Chrome are you using?




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