The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup (January 14th, 2022)

Hello and welcome to this week’s roundup. I’ve been enjoying Awesome Games Done Quick this week which is a week long video game marathon raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. It’s always a light of positivity for me.

2022 is still only two weeks old but it feels like it’s been a month already.

Let’s get to the round up (which is pretty dense this week.)

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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.

Facebook is the new Google?

This is the general opinion in the media: Facebook is the new Google. I’m not quite sure if I agree with this. The company is valuated at 14 billion dollars. Do they generate that much revenue? And how is the Facebook of today different than the MySpace of yesteryear, or the Friendster from years ago.

You may now discuss.