Lesson 1. Essential Buzz

Welcome to Buzz—Google’s very popular mini-social-networking application. With Buzz, you get the chance to keep in touch with friends and followers and see what they’re up to at the same time.

Getting Buzzed

On Buzz, you follow people, and people can follow you. When you post some buzz, it appears in the streams belonging to your followers; when someone you’re following posts, it appears in your stream. So, your followers get to read what you’ve posted, and you get to read what the people you’re following post.

Buzz posts are short and topical—they’re usually just jottings that come to mind that you want to share with others. For example, it might be snowing today. Or it might be sunny. Or tax time is approaching, and ...

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