A Review of Google Social Media Tools

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Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. Still, those same critics cannot blame the Mountain View-based search giant for not trying and, actually, may be shortchanging the company’s actual efforts. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+. However, that is not the only venture from Google into social networks and, in some markets, not even close to its most successful one.

In this article, we will take a look at three of Google’s projects in the social arena.

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Why People Follow you on Google Buzz

Google Co-founder, Sergey Brin

You signed up for Google Buzz.

You had the option to start following the people that you e-mail and chat with on Gmail.

You used Google Buzz for a while.

Then something happened.

People you never heard about, started following you.

And following you more.


Here are some unedited responses from actual Google Buzz users to the question:

Why are you following me on Google Buzz?

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