New York (CNN) – The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a Google Buzz profile, to be part of the new application built into GMail and mobile devices, that allows users to share updates regularly.
Google Buzz is similar to Twitter and Facebook status updates, but integrates third party sources such as Flickr photos, videos, and Twitter feeds. While Google won't reveal the exact number of people who have GMail accounts, a spokesperson did note that there were tens of millions of users.
DCCC spokesman Ryan Rudominer told CNN that the committee’s Buzz page will be similar to its Facebook page. On Buzz, people can easily communicate with the DCCC and other users will be able to view the conversation.
The DCCC’s first campaign on Google Buzz will be to try and gain signatures for a letter urging Sarah Palin to "Stop The Smears." Democrats charge that Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, distorts facts.
While a few companies and blogs have started building Buzz pages, the DCCC appears to be the first major political organization to build an active Buzz.
“Whether it’s via our new Google Buzz site, Facebook, Twitter, mobile texts, online or through our four million plus email list, the DCCC will continue remaining on the cutting edge in keeping our grassroots supporters up-to-date on the latest fact checks and rapid response alerts,” Rudominer wrote in an e-mail.
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