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4 Powerful Tips To Get More Productive With Google Buzz

By Debjit on February 19th, 2010 

There already has been a lot of buzz in the webosphere about the Google Buzz - Google's answer to Twitter. Although critics have constantly bashed Google Buzz saying there is nothing new to Google Buzz and most of the features are a copy of one or the other web service that has already existed, Google Buzz can still be put to good use. In this article we will share a few tips with you that will help you to become more productive with Google Buzz while at work.

Your Google Buzz Activity Summary

You can see your activity stats and a consolidated summary of your presence on Google Buzz in the Google Dashboard.

Buzz Activity Summary on Google Dashboard

Use Keyboard Shortcuts To Navigate Through The Buzz Faster

You can turn on the Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Buzz (from Settings) to help you browse new posts on the Google Buzz in a faster way.

  • Keyboard keys j or n - scroll down the buzz tab
  • Keyboard Keys k or p - go back up the Buzz
  • Keyboard Key r - to comment
  • Keyboard: shift + l -  to like

Mute Useless Buzz Posts

You can mute those Buzz Posts which you think are of no importance to you and are un-necessarily flooding your inbox. To Mute a post, click the arrow in the corner of a buzz post and select "Mute this post."

Mute Your Buzz

Format Your Buzz Posts To Use Emphasis Whenever Required

Just as in Gmail chat, you can use short codes to format your text:  *text* makes the text bold, _text_ puts the text in italics, and -text- for a strikethrough on your text.

Text Formatting in Buzz

Original Tips & Some Images Via GMail Blog


4 Powerful Tips To Get More Productive With Google Buzz was originally published on on February 19, 2010 - 12:28 pm (Indian Standard Time)