Google Buzz brings mobile tools for journalism
Will Sullivan provides an early take on the new Google Buzz and suggests it offers opportunities for location-aware journalism. He describes the service as a combination of Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and FriendFeed that also includes integration with other Google tools such as Gmail, Wave, YouTube, and Latitude. The location tools are of most interest to a mobile journalist. "The integration of [Google] Maps makes Buzz unique, and at this very early stage, it was the most interesting experience ... while Twitter and other social media apps have moved into the geo-location arena, this is the best, live implementation I've seen of a real-time geotagged social media experience."