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Really not a fan of the picture, it's really hard to get an idea of what the page looks like, and what exactly Buzz does from it. Would much prefer a clear screenshot, perhaps like that on the Gmail article, or, if it's too much trouble to create a dummy account, blur out personal information. The perspective picture is just annoying and unhelpful. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 09:44, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Has anyone pointed out the similarities to Friendfeed? Both are social media aggregation and collation. Main differences, to me, are that Buzz lacks many services and integrates with other Google social products. It doesn't seem as much a Facebook-killer to me, as it is combining content rather than encouraging creation. Unless I don't understand... Jbbdude (talk) 15:45, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
- Talk pages aren't meant to be used as forums or for general discussion. We're here to discuss edits to the article. If you want anything about similarities in, you need to get a source for it. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 15:56, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Google's Ability to Change
How about a little blurb somewhere where it talks about the fact that it's a beta service and google is willing to adapt it based on suggestions ( http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/millions-of-buzz-users-and-improvements.html ) I would, but I'm not that great of a writer :P 22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:01, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
This whole area is out of date and needs revision. Google does not expose people's most frequent contacts by default. they changed this within days of Buzz being released and criticized. Lists of Follows and Followers are private by default. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 23:11, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
Mobile version privacy setting
- Depending on the user's privacy settings, he or she can control the accuracy and details of what each of the other users can see — either the exact location or only the city.
PC World quote
As requested by User:Ahunt, I should explain why I think we should remove the PC World quote from the article.
I just thought the quote was particularly long and uninformative. It appears to be 5 or more sentences to express the vague issue that Buzz is "yet another social networking site" and a brief mention of the privacy concerns. I don't believe the article needs this one person's opinion at such length: we could quote a paragraph from anyone's personal review of Buzz, negative or positive, but what would that show us? Is Raphael's opinion more notable than mine or Tim O'Reilly's or David Pogue's? And without any context, it doesn't seem to illustrate any larger point: has there been a widespread negative response to Buzz for being another social networking site?
- I see your concerns and I have cut the quote down so it doesn't ramble so much. I have never seen a rollout of a tech product that has been this badly received, with the possible exception of Windows Vista. I think this article needs to capture the amazing volume and range of the negative press and so I was trying to do that with representative quotes from the Canadian government, general press (CBC) and the specialized tech press (PCWorld). If you still think the quote doesn't add much of value then I am happy to cut it down to a brief one sentence summary instead. - Ahunt (talk) 22:00, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
- Hi User:Ahunt, it looks like maybe you forgot to actually cut down the quote, it looks identical to me. I definitely like the idea of presenting opinions from different types of sources, though I still think we don't need many quotes of this type. If we are to maintain a separate Reception section in addition to Privacy, we should refer to the positive reception as well (maybe I'll add a reference to Tim O'Reilly's piece). Npdoty (talk) 03:34, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
Buzz API and the standards it works with
Just a reminder note (I don't have time to look up the content or write the section right now), we should add a section for the Buzz API and the standards (XFN, Pubsubhubbub, etc.) it works with to find and pull in content. Npdoty (talk) 19:52, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Email Received on 2 November 2010
from Google Buzz <firstname.lastname@example.org> to email@example.com date Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 3:30 PM subject Important Information about Google Buzz Class Action Settlement mailed-by buzz-classaction.bounces.google.com signed-by google.com
Google rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we've reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (http://buzz.google.com), a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year.
Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and recently reached a settlement in this case.
The settlement acknowledges that we quickly changed the service to address users' concerns. In addition, Google has committed $8.5 million to an independent fund, most of which will support organizations promoting privacy education and policy on the web. We will also do more to educate people about privacy controls specific to Buzz. The more people know about privacy online, the better their online experience will be.
Just to be clear, this is not a settlement in which people who use Gmail can file to receive compensation. Everyone in the U.S. who uses Gmail is included in the settlement, unless you personally decide to opt out before December 6, 2010. The Court will consider final approval of the agreement on January 31, 2011. This email is a summary of the settlement, and more detailed information and instructions approved by the court, including instructions about how to opt out, object, or comment, are available at http://www.BuzzClassAction.com.
This mandatory announcement was sent to all Gmail users in the United States as part of a legal settlement and was authorized by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.