Google Buzz!

20 02 2010

Google Comes out with Buzz!

This is a  new style of conversing about things you find interesting and yet another social networking tool. The big plus is, it’s  built inside your G-mail account and now  you don’t need to go to another site to check in on your friends!

On the internet the social networking trend is the wave of the future – the speed at which people share things  is going faster and faster. Many of my clients are concerned with how their content will be shared with their social networks on their websites.

I believe You Tubes’ embedded java scripts for easily sharing videos and Facebook’s share buttons are the result of this change in the consciousness of Cultural Creatives with active social change based businesses. Their goal is to through out a really wide net and if their are fish in the net they are lucky – but the net needs to be focus on specific and powerful content in order to catch fish.

Check out  this video to learn about Buzz; it is a brief video for non techies to get started with!

With so much information exchange their becomes a real need for well written short format copy that lets people know they want to immediately share this information with their friends. Humanity has a thirst for knowledge but with so much information you have to sort useful from useless very quickly just to keep up!

If you enjoy the video set up your  own  Google Profile. Once you’re all set up and ready to go feel free to follow my buzz at:  Google Profile Jennifer Houst

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Side Wiki

12 02 2010

Wow the new side wiki tool is a trip! It allows anyone and everyone to provide side comments on any website on the net, and all of the comments are live and readable by anyone with the wiki installed in their browser.

Power to the people 😉 I hope the spammers don’t start causing trouble with this tool. Watch this video to see how it works!

Just a side note – how is this going to effect SEO – if you want to SEO a site are you going to have to get your friends to go make positive comments in the side wiki?





Whatever happened to Froogle?

6 02 2010

I use to love to comparison shop on Froogle. I guess Froogle as a name offended some people way back when  so Google has renamed it the  “Google Product Search.”  Seems like a dry and boring  name but over all  it is a really excellent database tool for finding products on Google.

To make things more interesting they have now roped “Google Product Search” into a user interface tool that they call the “Google Merchant Center”  which is focused on products for rss aggregators(readers.) They have also paired it with a second tool just for products called “Google Base.”

The excellent thing about these two tools is that if you own a on-line store you can submit a text document that is organized like an excel page that lists all your product, descriptions and links  in a single document that can be loading into the Google database  via ftp.

So what does this mean for you?

Well, this saves alot of time  for a desiegner or a SEO/SEM guy that is trying to get your products to rise in the search queries on “Google Product Search.”

And we all know that time is money…he he 😉





Google Documents

29 01 2010

Google docs. will never cease to amaze me – I ran across this information this morning. Api keys for Google this is brilliant. I am hoping to use this in the future as a business tool for my design clients to store and share documents.

http://code.google.com/apis/documents/overview.html