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February 9, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Google Buzz pics: Walking through setup, first buzz

Here are a few screenshots from my first Google Buzz today. (Is it happy hour already?)

The initial welcome has an interesting approach to the privacy hurdle. Instead of opting in, you “OK” in:

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You’re urged pretty strongly to jazz up your Gmail persona. I declined to add a photo and it worked fine:

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Then you decide what’s going to appear in your public stream:

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To create a Buzz post, you type in a field and hit post:

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Here’s how the Buzz button appears in the Gmail menu — you click Buzz to call up the Facebooky stuff:

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A couple of Buzzes. I added an arrow to show some of the options for socializing your posts:

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Here’s how the first two Buzzes appeared on a Google Nexus One phone (with address fuzzed out):

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Here’s what’s Buzzing “nearby” my location at The Seattle Times:

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When I clicked the map, it showed my location and a few nearby businesses:

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Comments | Topics: gmail. googlebuzz, Google, google buzz

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