This morning we announced Google Buzz, a new way to share updates, photos, videos and more, and start conversations about the things you find interesting.

We'd like to take this opportunity to invite developers to join us as we prepare the Google Buzz API for public launch. Our goal is to help create a more social web for everyone, so our plan for the Buzz API is a bit unconventional: we'd like to finalize this work out in the open, and we ask for your participation. By building the Google Buzz API exclusively around freely available and open protocols rather than by inventing new proprietary technologies, we believe that we can work together to build a foundation for generations of sites to come. We're ready to open the doors and share what we've been working on, and we'd like for you to join us in reaching this goal.

Please visit the Buzz API site on Google Code, subscribe to the Social Web Blog, and most importantly, join us on the Buzz API mailing list.

We'll have advanced sessions on Buzz APIs at Google I/O, our annual developer conference in May. To learn more about and register for I/O, visit code.google.com/io.

Update: Fixed typo in the first sentence.