February 14, 2010

Official Gmail Blog: A new Buzz start-up experience based on your feedback

Official Gmail Blog: A new Buzz start-up experience based on your feedback

Buzz, Google's latest experiment with social media, riled a few users with the privacy issues associated with Buzz' initial appearance with Gmail users. Here's G-'s explanation of changes they have already made and those in the days ahead. I'll bet if they could re-launch Buzz, they'd do it differently.

Perhaps their decisions about how to launch came from too much internal introspection. I should think they'd be using focus groups for such a major change to the capabilities of Gmail, a product used by tens of million and which I dearly love. Google has already intimated that Buzz could be a standalone offering, but I like the fact that it's integrated with Gmail.

If you use Buzz and want to keep who you follow and who follows you from public view, probably the biggest privacy concern for most folks, be sure to change your Google Profile options as described in the link above.
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