How-to: Connect to Facebook Chat from your desktop

When Facebook originally introduced its chat service, users were not happy with the closedness of the network. Even today, Facebook Connect is the preferred way of signing in for third-party apps. Since the launch of the new Home page this month, Facebook’s Instant Messaging service can be used with any desktop client.

Google Buzz wants to become a social network

With presenting a new product (well, a Gmail extension) on Tuesday evening (9 February 2010), Google has started a little revolution, most reporters and bloggers agree. Google Buzz is the name of the new service, integrated into Gmail and going with the social community trend.