Category: Buzz

Social sharing buttons for Blogger

Note: These buttons’ code are strictly for Blogger blogs. (More buttons Coming)

1. Goto Blogger dashboard of your blog.
2. Goto Layout tab, click “Edit Html”
3. Check the “Expand Widget Templates” checkbox
4. Locate
<div class='post-footer'>
in the template.
5. Just below the above code, paste any of the below code snippet, and save the template.

Google Buzz displays location info from Twitter tweets

In last august, Twitter announced Location API.

Google Buzz was making lots of improvements on how tweets are imported to Buzz.
Buzz started hyperlinking @userids in tweets.
#hash #tags in tweets are linked to Google Social search results.

 
buzz tweet location

And now, Google Buzz also displays the location information of the tweet (if available).

Though it has these many improvements, Google Buzz doesn’t import tweets in real time.
The delay is not in minutes, but in hours.

Google Buzz updates widget for your website

All public Google Buzz profiles have Atom feeds, enhanced with Activity Stream data, published in real-time with PubSubHubbub notifications. (from Google Buzz Developers guide)

The RSS feed URL will be in the form of
http://buzz.googleapis.com/feeds/{user}/public/posted


Replace {user} with your Google user id, if your Google Profile is of the form,
http://www.google.com/profiles/manikarthik84

If your profile URL doesn’t have the Google User id, and has a number like,
http://www.google.com/profiles/108503133317541323711
then, 108503133317541323711 should come in the place of {user}.

To find out your Buzz user id, check your buzz profile.

Now, you have got an RSS feed url for Google Buzz updates like,
http://buzz.googleapis.com/feeds/manikarthik84/public/posted
or
http://buzz.googleapis.com/feeds/108503133317541323711/public/posted

Go to FeedWind (or any other RSS feed widget creator), provide your feed URL, and get the widget code.
Here is my Buzz widget,

Google Buzz hyperlinks twitter hash tags

In continuation to my previous post (I was trying to find if twitter hash tags are hyperlinked), Google Buzz has started making hash tags from tweets clickable. (What are hash tags?)

Well, it is clickable, it doesn’t take to you to twitter search results, but to Google social search results.

buzz hash tags

Checkout these buzzes Buzz one and Buzz two, the hash tag for #iPhoneOS4 links you to Google’s social search result for “iPhoneOS4”.

But the same tweet viewed in twitter will take you to twitter search result for iPhoneOS4.

Google Buzz already was hyperlinking @userids in tweets to twitter user profiles. As well as Google Buzz has its own @reply mentions to GMail users.

But Google Buzz still does not have hash tags for native buzzes.

Google Buzz hyperlinks to Twitter @userid links

UpdateGoogle Buzz hyperlinks twitter hash tags to Google social search
Google Buzz can connect with the twitter profile of the user and import all the tweets to buzz.
This was a good feature, but only the urls in the tweets had hyperlinks in Google buzz. The hash tag links and @userid links that work in twitter, were just texts in Google Buzz.
But now, the @twitter links link to twitter profile of the user in Google buzz.
tweet-buzz-links
All said, this will be applicable only to the forthcoming tweets getting into buzz. Your old tweets will not work with hyperlinks; don’t expect that.
I am still checking if the hash tags in tweets work in Buzz or not.
Though Google is working on all these goodies, tweets are taking a lot of time to reach the buzz profile; sometimes it takes a full day.
Also read: Improved comment collapsing in Google Buzz

Share on Google Buzz – link / button for your website

This is a redundant post .
Publicize your blog post, by adding a link for ”Share on Google Buzz”. Your readers can easily share the Page on their Google Buzz Shared items, even if they have not subscribed to your blog’s feed.

Add any of the below code snippet to add “Share on Google Buzz” button / link.

(Note: if you want a text only link, please use
customText : “Share on Google Buzz!” instead of
customImage : ‘http://i50.tinypic.com/6hrqd3.png’
in any of the below code)

1. Adding the default “Share on Google Buzz” link to any webpage

<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GBuzz.js">
</script>



2. Adding a custom Image with “Share on Google Buzz” link

<script>
var GBuzz = 
{customImage : 'http://i50.tinypic.com/6hrqd3.png'}
</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GBuzz.js">
</script>

You can use your own Image by providing the Image url in the above code (In the place of http://i48.tinypic.com/9urbs9.png)


3. Sharing a custom URL, Page Title with default Image

<script>
var GBuzz = {url : 'http://www.didiknow.com',
title: 'Did I Know?'}
</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GBuzz.js">
</script>

4. Sharing a custom URL, Page Title with a custom Image

<script>
var GBuzz= {url : 'http://www.didiknow.com',
title: 'Did I Know?',
customImage : 'http://i50.tinypic.com/6hrqd3.png'}
</script>
<script 
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GBuzz.js">
</script>



Do not forget to change the URL and Page title to your own URL and Page title.

Adding “Share on Google Buzz” link for Blogger blogs

1. Goto Blogger dashboard of your blog.
2. Goto Layout tab, click “Edit Html”
3. Check the “Expand Widget Templates” checkbox
4. Locate
<div class='post-footer'>
in the template.
5. Just below the above code, paste any of the below code snippet, and save the template.


Default Google Buzz Share link

<script>
var GBuzz = {url : '<data:post.url/>',
title: '<data:post.title/>'}</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GBuzz.js">
</script>


Custom Google Buzz Share button

<script>
var GBuzz = {url : '<data:post.url/>',
title: '<data:post.title/>',
customImage : 'http://i50.tinypic.com/6hrqd3.png'}
</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GBuzz.js">
</script>

You can use your own Image by providing the Image url in the above code (In the place of http://i45.tinypic.com/25j9gue.png)

Adding Google Buzz share link to WordPress blog
Paste the following code on your single.php file, within the loop:

<a href="http://www.google.com/reader/link?title=
<?php the_title();?>&url=<?php the_permalink();?>"
target="_blank">Share on Google Buzz</a>


Instead of “Share on Google Buzz” text, you can use any image, like,

<a href="http://www.google.com/reader/link?title=
<?php the_title();?>&url=<?php the_permalink();?>"
target="_blank"><
img src="http://i50.tinypic.com/6hrqd3.png" border=0></a>

You many also want to add Facebook, Digg, Buzz, Tweet buttons or/and
Delicious bookmark button + Counter for your website, Blogger blog or/and
Orkut Share link/button