Google Buzz in Education is this another "Wave"

We all remeber the 'Buzz' about Google Wave and how it was going to revolutionize and replace e-mail and has the potential to be a brilliant collaboration tool in learning.  Well I do and I am no closer today seeing anyone run with it now than back then.  But I am still confident it's time in the sun is still to come.

It looks as though maybe even Google have tried to shift our focus off wave with the introduction of Google Buzz.  Yet another media sharing and collaboration tool that has great potential in the educational field.  I won't go into too much detail with it just yet or oversell it and recommend you check out the introductory video first then maybe you can enlighten me a little more on it.

Profile pictures of friends

No setup needed

Automatically follow the people you email and chat with the most in Gmail.

Public and private settings

Share publicly or privately

Publish your ideas to the world or just to your closest friends.

Gmail icon

Inbox integration

Comments get sent right to your inbox so it's easy to keep the conversation going.

Photos of friends

Photo friendly

See thumbnails with each post, and browse full-screen photos from popular sites.

Popular social websites

Connect sites you already use

Import your stuff from Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, and Google Reader.

Alarm clock

See updates in real time

New posts and comments pop in as they happen. No refresh required.

Delicious taco

Just the good stuff

Buzz recommends interesting posts and weeds out ones you're likely to skip.


Love to hear your thoughts and ideas