Google announces Buzz, social networking with a twist

We heard rumblings about it yesterday, and today it has a name: Google Buzz. It'll be built into Gmail and Google maps, and it's like a location-aware version of Twitter. When you Buzz about something, Google's figured out how to attach a place name to that, and then shows your location on a map along with whatever it is you wrote.

Hey, this could be fun. Although it's not completely original — we've seen location-based tweets before — the fact that it will be integrated into the main mobile Google.com search page, maps for Android, Windows Mobile and S60, as well as a new buzz.Google.com site for Android and iPhone, will give it extra oomph. Look for it to roll out all over Google-land in the next few days. Check out the video for details.

Via Google