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How to activate Google Buzz

Tweet Google Buzz, it’s all the buzz right now and as we know Google are rolling this out to all accounts as they can. There is however a quick way to get Google Buzz into your account. It all revolves around your Google Profile. Don’t have one? You’ll need one, and you need to ensure [...]

Google Buzz, it’s all the buzz right now and as we know Google are rolling this out to all accounts as they can. There is however a quick way to get Google Buzz into your account.

It all revolves around your Google Profile. Don’t have one? You’ll need one, and you need to ensure it has some information in it about you – this is what Google uses to build up it’s understanding of you.

How to activate Google Buzz

  1. Update your Google Profile – make sure you provide some basic information about you, places you lived, work place, etc
  2. Ensure you have feeds in your Google Reader – Google needs this to understand your content preferences
  3. In Google reader – under YOUR STUFF post some comment
  4. Go back to your Google Profile & you’ll see

Buzz is now active in your Google account & will show up in your GMail account within an hour or so.

UPDATE: you HAVE to update your Google Profile with enough information for it to no longer be reporting “need more info” – if on your Profile page you are seeing a YELLOW or BLUE information box at the top – you haven’t given them enough information yet.

UPDATE 2: getting SICK of Buzz in your Gmail? Learn how to deactivate Google Buzz in our follow up post

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3 Responses

02.10.10

This is a fantastically valuable post! Thanks for outlining the how to. Now I’m going to go step by step and see if I can get my buzz on.

Well, I’ve done everything above, and even logged-out and logged-in on Gmail. It’s not there, yet.. maybe it takes a few minutes to propagate…

02.10.10

Yeah it can do … it should be there now though

02.10.10

TanQ 4 helping me….