Google Buzz: Make The Most Of It With New Apps

2 06 2010

Google Buzz has been growing in popularity since its launch in February 2010. There are new ways in which to fully utilize Google Buzz, such as platforms like TweetDeck, Seesmic, Plancast and Boxee.

For example, Tweetdeck enables users to view updates, see venue information, check in from a venue and more. Tweetdeck also now supports custom URL shorteners, better video upload and scheduled updates.

To see how these platforms can help you check out the new TweetDeck version 0.34 which is available for download now or you can update your existing version of TweetDeck to get all the new stuff.



Social Sharing: Which Social Platforms Are Winning The Race?

10 04 2010

Distribution of shared items
Facebook: 44%
Twitter: 29%

Social traffic is becoming a massively powerful marketing tool for any business. Google for example is pushing its new product ‘Buzz’ as hard as it can because of their desire to generate more social traffic. Currently, Twitter, Myspace and Facebook are leading the rivalry and are even overtaking search traffic as the single biggest source of internet traffic.

A key realization is the extent to which such social sharing is tied to different identity and authentication platforms across the Web. Logging into a site using your Facebook or Twitter account is an easier way to broadcast links from that site to your friends. Below is a break down of which services on the Web currently drive the most sharing:

Share of Authentication By Platform:

News sites:
Facebook: 31%
Google: 30%
Yahoo: 25%
Twitter: 11%
AOL: 3%

Entertainment sites:
Facebook: 52%
Google: 17%
Yahoo: 12%
Twitter: 11%
MySpace: 7%
AOL: 1%

Live Event Chat:
Facebook: 56%
Twitter: 28%
Yahoo: 9%
MySpace: 7%

Top 10 Services, Overall

Facebook: 33%
Email: 13%
Twitter: 9%
Favorites: 8%
Google: 6%
MySpace: 6%
Digg: 3%
Live: 3%
Delicious: 3%

Source: Tech Crunch