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Any buzz on Google Buzz?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KJIM, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I got the notice of Google Buzz a few days ago, but didn't have time to play with it and hid it.

    Any impressions so far? I'm not inclined to try it right now - wondered if I was missing something.
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    It has gotten hammered because of privacy concerns. They didn't do a very good job of testing it -- the bypassed the trials they typically do with external testers first and really screwed it up. Among other problems, it shared your e-mail contacts with people you didn't add to your social network and tracks your location when you do anything and it is available to others.

    Google has a giant war room with engineers trying to do on the fly fixes to it, according to one thing I read. They really screwed the pooch on it, though. I disabled it on my gmail account; wanted no part of it.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Why use google buzz. Fbook is better and likely has more of your contacts. It also doesn't publicize your e-mail contacts.
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    When you log into your gmail account, toward the bottom of the screen, under a line in small print that says, "gmail view" click on the link that says "turn off buzz."
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