The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup (August 20th, 2021)

Can you believe it’s already the 20th of August? I have to admit I’m not that motivated to write this week’s weekly roundup, but alas, the roundup must go on. If you’ve been overwhelmed by what’s happening currently with rising Covid-19 numbers, and everything regarding Afghanistan, you’re not alone. Don’t let social media convince you that you need to be outspoken about current events if you don’t want to. It’s okay to not.

GET TO IT!

Google Buzz. Sting!

Google Buzz has debuted with a lot of buzz itself. A few privacy concerns have popped up that Google has addressed here, and here.  Google Buzz has an advantage: A huge head start of users via Gmail. I envision Buzz  being a social aggregator nearing the awesomeness of what Friendfeed was before Facebook acquired them is. Currently it’s no where near real time which they will improve upon. Google has made Buzz a core product integrating it to its mobile site, Reader,  Gmail and even circumventing Latitude for a mobile location service.

It’s young, and has plenty of room to grow. But it’s already ages ahead of where Twitter and Facebook debuted. I think you’ll find yourself using it more and more as time goes on.