Lesson 7. Getting Some Buzz in Gmail

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use Google Buzz, the built-in social networking application that comes with Gmail.

Google Buzz is a mini-messaging system not unlike Twitter, and it has become very popular. Because Buzz is built right in to Gmail, we’re going to take a look at it in this lesson and the next.

How does it work? With Buzz, you can enter some text such as “It’s snowing here. Rats!” or “We won the big game!” and other people will see what you’ve posted.

When people watch what you’ve posted, they’re called your followers. So when someone follows you, he’ll be shown what you’ve posted automatically.

When you watch what someone else posts, you’re following him.

Thus, Buzz becomes a game of following ...

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