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Google is preparing to announce how it will be using its Gmail platform to launch a bunch of social networking features similar to those so successful on Facebook.

What we know already is that Gmail will soon have photo-sharing, video-sharing and status updates similar to Facebook's. The status updates will be in a stream on the Gmail home page, the photo- and video- sharing may be tied to Google-owned companies such as uTube (much in the same way that competitor Yahoo! incorporates Flickr sharing on Y!Mail).

What we don't know is whether these features will be tied to other social networks - such as being able to update your Twitter status through Gmail - as you can do here on myDL.

In recent months we have seen a number of Google attempts to be more social, including Google Wave and News Stars. Now, using their already-developed and popular mail platform, they may finally find something people will make regular use of.

We will have more details on what exactly Google is going to offer tomorrow (9 February).

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Jas
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written by Jas, February 10, 2010
www.google.com/buzz/

although it won't load in Chrome - unless I'm doing something drastically wrong smilies/cry.gif
Jas
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written by Jas, February 10, 2010
dow. just saw the "We're still rolling out Buzz to everyone, so if you don't see it in your Gmail account yet, check back soon." on the site.
tallulah
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written by tallulah, February 10, 2010
Jas: Theo is writing a story on that today for myDL. At the time of writing Google was yet to go into the press conference where it was officially announced smilies/smiley.gif
Jas
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written by Jas, February 12, 2010
Ummm... It was officially announced on the 9th, on the Google Blog smilies/tongue.gif
Jas
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written by Jas, February 12, 2010
what I meant to say is: it was announced in the morning. Jas FAIL!

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