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Sams Teach Yourself Google Buzz in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself Google Buzz in 10 Minutes

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33678-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33678-2

Sams Teach Yourself Google Buzz in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to use Google Buzz to stay connected with friends, coworkers, associates, neighbors, groups...everyone you care about!¿

  • Tips point out shortcuts and solutions
  • Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls
  • Notes provide additional information
  • Plain English definitions explain new terms

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to...

  • Follow other people with Buzz and let them follow you
  • Post Buzz for your followers to see
  • Read comments about your Buzz posts--and comment on others’ posts
  • Instantly share links, photos, and videos with Buzz
  • Connect Buzz with Flickr, Picasa, or Google Reader
  • Display your public Twitter tweets on Buzz
  • Use Buzz with Chat
  • Take advantage of Google’s complete integration between Buzz and Gmail
  • Troubleshoot problems with Buzz

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction     1

What’s in This Book     1

What You’ll Need     3

1 Essential Buzz     5

Getting Buzzed     5

Posting Some Buzz     6

Reading Some Buzz     6

Commenting on Posts     8

Buzz in Your Email     9

Buzz on Your Profile     11

Sending Individual Comments Using @replies      12

Buzz Searches     12

Posting Photos     14

Posting Videos     15

Connecting Buzz to Twitter     15

Connecting Picasa to Buzz     16

Connecting Flickr to Buzz     17

Connecting Buzz to RSS     18

Buzzing to Groups     19

Buzzing by Email     20

System Requirements     21

Buzz Policies     22

2 Starting the Buzz     23

Getting Started with Gmail and Buzz     23

Creating a Gmail Account     24

Starting Buzz     28

Following People on Buzz     31

Customizing Buzz     37

3 Reading Buzz     45

Reading Your Buzz     45

Commenting on a Post     45

Liking a Post     50

Linking to a Post     51

Emailing a Post     52

Viewing All Posts from a Specific Person     53

Following People     55

Unfollowing People     55

Seeing Who You’re Following--and Who’s Following You     56

Muting Posts     57

Reporting Abuse     57

Handling Recommended Buzz      58

Searching Buzz      58

Blocking People     59

Using Buzz with Mobile Phones      60

4 Buzzing     63

Posting Your Buzz     63

Getting Buzz in Your Inbox     70

Posting by Email     72

Posting Privately by Email     74

Knowing Your Followers     75

Editing Your Profile     76

Deleting Your Profile and Disabling Buzz     80

Uploading a Photo to Your Google Profile     80

5 Posting Links, Photos, and Videos     83

Posting Links     83

Posting a Link to a Buzz Post     84

Posting Photos     86

Posting Videos     95

Emailing Buzz with Links     97

Emailing Buzz and Photos     98

6 Linking to Flickr and Twitter     99

Using Flickr     100

Using Twitter     108

7 Linking to Google Reader and Picasa     117

Using Google Reader     117

Using Picasa     127

8 Getting More Interactive with Google Chat     135

Setting Your Chat Status     135

Setting a Custom Chat Status     137

Buzzing Your Chat Status     138

Inviting Someone to Chat     140

Accepting a Chat Invitation     142

Starting a Chat Session     143

Chatting     143

Ending a Chat Session     145

Creating a Group Chat     145

Chatting in a Stand-Alone Window     146

Using Emoticons in Chat     148

Showing Videos in Chat.      149

Blocking a Person     150

Installing Video and Voice Chat     151

Checking Your Chat History      152

Turning Off Your Chat History     153

9 Troubleshooting Buzz     155

Is My Browser Supported?      155

Error: Your Browser’s Cookie Functionality     156

Clearing the Browser Cache     157

Error: Oops     158

I Cannot Access My Account (Including Lost Password)      159

Error 502     160

Enabling JavaScript     160

I Can’t Start Buzz     161

Keeping Posts Private     162

Correcting Posts     163

Too Much Buzz in My Inbox     164

I Don’t Want Who I’m Following to Be Made Public     165

I Don’t Want Someone Following Me     166

Unfollowing Someone     167

My Browser Keeps Refreshing     168

My Password Has Been Stolen     168

I Hate My Photo     169

10 Gmail: Buzz’s Home     173

Gmail Basics     173

Signing In to Gmail     175

Getting Your Email     176

Sending Email     177

Setting Out-of-Office or Vacation Responses     190

Using Labels     192

Deleting Email     195

Working with Contacts     195

Index     199


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