Just saw my first “social search” result from Google. Wow, pretty cool.
Since I don’t really use google chat and have never consciously curated my chat list, it is mainly just a list of people who are also gmail users with whom I have exchanged email from my gmail account. I think I disabled my Google Buzz profile a few months back (ie my twitter account is not tied in because I opted out) or else I would have a lot more connections. Mark Suster maybe this sort of answers your question about Google Buzz??
There is a lot more information available to me about my social circle, including all of the source data that Google is indexing for me broken down by contact.
I was a guest speaker last week at Andres Terech’s two MBA-level Marketing Strategy classes at UCLA Anderson GSM. The main subject of the discussion was internet privacy as it relates to marketing strategy. I left both classes with the advice to strongly consider starting a personal blog and make sure they maintain an up-to-date LinkedIn profile, mainly as a way to curate the information that is associated with you on the internet. The idea is that when you are going on a job interview or even to a business meeting, its likely that the people you are meeting will do a Google search on you, and you want to be controlling what is on the first page. This advice is even more important in light of this feature….