Google Buzz: One-Way Street?
Is there a way to get what you post in Google Buzz to appear on another site? Is there a means to subscribe to other people's Buzz postings in something else than Buzz — a news feed reader perhaps?
Fortunately, anybody's public Google Buzz posts are collected in a handy RSS news feed, ready to be fed to all software, sites and services that accept RSS input.
Subscribe to Google Buzz Posts via RSS and Feed Them to Facebook and Other Sites
To find a Google Buzz user's public RSS news feed and add it to your RSS news feed reader or feed its updates to a sit such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.:
- Spot a post or comment by the poster to whom you want to subscribe via RSS in Gmail.
- You can search for them in all public Google Buzz postings, of course.
- Click their name.
- To find your own RSS news feed, click your name at the top.
- Follow the Google profile link.
- Use your browser's RSS or feed button to find the RSS feed.
- You can construct the feed manually, too:
- Copy the user name or unique string following "http://www.google.com/profiles/" in the Google profile page's address. If the address is "http://www.google.com/profiles/235711131719", for instance, the unique string is "235711131719".
- Insert the string or user name in place of [user name] in the following URL:
http://buzz.googleapis.com/feeds/[user name]/public/posted .
- In the example above, the feed URL would be "http://buzz.googleapis.com/feeds/235711131719/public/posted".
Now, subscribe to the RSS news feed in your news reader or add it to any site that accepts input from RSS feeds.