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New Google Bulletin Announced in Nashville

I’m proud to announce I was invited to a sneak peek into a new Google Product: Google Bulletin launched tonight in Nashville.

Google-Bulletin-cookie

With the desire to become an easy to use community billboard, Google Bulletin will work (without having to download an app) in any browser, as long as you have a Google account.

Google Bulletin pushpin

Posts can be found through search and shared links, and will remain part of public record. Think of it as a blog without the set-up or up-keep.

Google Bulletin community vision

Listening to the announcement by Google, the desire seems to be for people to be able to share events that would be relevant and of interest to their community (think high school sporting events or a women’s march). It will act like a blog post, being both public and permanent.

Google Bulletin Nashville Announcement

As of now, Google Bulletin is still in its Beta stage, launching tonight in Nashville and next week in the Bay Area. As of now, Google Bulletin is only available on Android by invitation and said to be available on iPhone in the next few weeks.

Google is not looking to create a new social network but, in my own words, allow everyday individuals to report news that’s important to them and their communities. In essence, it’s a tool designed to help us publicly share the stories of our everyday lives that are not being told as of yet.

Time will tell whether or not Google Bulletin will pick up steam and gain the community support they’re hoping for, but from my perspective, it looks like they’ve put a lot of thought into creating this new product.

As a blogger, it’s hard to say how Google Bulletin will fit into what I’m doing already, but I believe it will be an interesting tool for people who want to share deeper stories beyond what some of the current social networks offer.

What do you think: are you willing to give Google Bulletin a try once available?

2 comments

  1. Excellent article Sami, thank you for covering this. (And congratulations on homeschooling!)

    I ended up here after following a link in the Slate article. I can’t wait for Bulletin to get to North Carolina so I can test it out. It looks very cool. Google has had something called “Posts” for a while, available to certain celebs and politicians, and Bulletin looks a bit like an extension of this. Can’t wait to see it in the wild. I live in a rural town where the big news stations just don’t get to, so it will be neat to see what stories pop up here by locals.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Len! I think Google Bulletin was designed exactly for towns like yours. Excited to start putting it into practice.