Thursday, May 27, 2010

Google Buzz product engineers have been actively working to release one new feature each week since launch, with a total of 15 updates in 15 weeks. Today the team is releasing the “Reshare” option as the 16th — and most requested — update to the social aggregation platform.
Reshare is exactly what it sounds like — an option that letsGoogle Buzz users reshare any post in their stream with their own followers.
Reshare is similar to retweet on Twitter, but with a few key differences. By default, the Buzz offering supports user comments and users can reshare items either publicly or privately. The reshared item will identify the original author and even include a complete list, or “reshare chain,” of the people who shared it.
Reshare is actually a very sophisticated addition to the Google BuzzGoogle Buzz experience, and one that could help the product regain some of its lost luster.