Google may create a stand-alone version of Google Buzz social networking tool and will continue to keep Buzz in Gmail too. Buzz is a Facebook + Friendfeed like service launched earlier this week.
Google Buzz currently is built into Gmail. With Google Buzz, you can simply go beyond usual status messages and share updates, photos, videos, and more. You can start conversations about the things you find interesting. In Buzz, you can publish your ideas to the world or just to your closest friends.
B loggers and social media experts have raised privacy concerns on the Buzz contact network being publicly viewable by default which could could expose people’s private contacts. To overcome these concerns Google announced a couple of changes including making it easier for Buzz users to keep their contacts list private and option to select followers from the recommended list.
Google also said in its blog post on Thursday that more than 9 million posts and comments have been created on Buzz since its launch and that tens of millions of people have checked Buzz out.