2010-02-16 We Are The Network: Google Buzz Hands-On Workshop
Google Buzz Hands-On Workshop
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every Tuesday at 12PM noon SL (US Pacific Time)
This Tuesday, Feb 16th, at the Epoch Institute in Second Life™
This Week’s Topic
Google Buzz Hands-On Workshop
There’s been a lot of buzz about Google Buzz this week. We’ve all probably heard about various security concerns, and rather than re-hashing that, I thought we would do something a bit different. This week we’ll have a hands-on workshop focused on two goals:
1) Develop a list of best practices with what we know so far about Google Buzz in “public mode.”
Public posting is the most common mode so far, as people experiment to see how Buzz is, or is not, like the other social networking services that we already know. Some things take a little practice and tinkering, and already there are some key things to know about interacting with Buzz. Let’s find out what we know as a group!
2) Get some hands-on experience using Google Buzz in “private discussion mode.”
Private Google Buzz posting is a feature that has received relatively little coverage that I’ve seen. I think this is potentially one of the “killer app” parts of Buzz, and suspect it will be the usage mode that gets Buzz to be a go-to tool for team coordination of projects and other not-so-public discussions.
I’m going to try to have a web conferencing rig running for this week, so we can have a live shared browser view while working through what we know and what we can figure out.
Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon SL, and thanks for being part of “We Are The Network”!
Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!
12 Undocumented Tricks for Google Buzz
If Twitter is Micro-Blogging, is Buzz Micro-Commentary?
Google Improves Privacy Options (Feb 11)
Google Announces Startup Changes to Improve Privacy Awareness and Settings
Google Public Policy Blog: “Using Your Feedback to Improve Buzz”
[Mashable] Google Buzz has Completely Changed the Game
How To Use Google Buzz. The Unofficial (and Frequently Updated) Guide
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Joel Foner (Second Life: Joel Savard)