Comments:Google introduces Google Buzz

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Back to article

Wikinews commentary.svg

This page is for commentary on the news. If you wish to point out a problem in the article (e.g. factual error, etc), please use its regular collaboration page instead. Comments on this page do not need to adhere to the Neutral Point of View policy. Please remain on topic and avoid offensive or inflammatory comments where possible. Try thought-provoking, insightful, or controversial. Civil discussion and polite sparring make our comments pages a fun and friendly place. Please think of this when posting.

Use the "Start a new discussion" button just below to start a new discussion. If the button isn't there, wait a few seconds and click this link: Refresh.

Start a new discussion


Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Buzz available on mobile devices now010:17, 15 February 2010
All I have to say is....201:56, 14 February 2010
cool713:43, 12 February 2010
Is there a point?701:01, 12 February 2010

Buzz available on mobile devices now

The article reads "will be available" on mobile devices. Buzz was available on mobile Google devices from the beginning. I don't have a source for this, so I'm leaving it as a comment, not a correction to the article. Also, Buzz is about 10 days old today.

Jcarroll (talk)10:17, 15 February 2010

All I have to say is....

In terms of awesome new tech applications....

LQT > Buzz

Google finally unlocked it on Gmail for me. I don't have many Google contacts so there's not much to see for me... interface seems pretty boring, looks pretty much like Twitter/Facebook's status boxes. I just did a quick browse anyways, maybe I'll go back later and look around some more. Then again, I only check Gmail occasionally.

Patrick M (TUFKAAP) (talk)13:21, 12 February 2010

After futzing with it for a bit, it isn't too bad. I sadly still dont have it in my gmail (because I use it for my domain, the "apps" people get things later). The local aspects are fairly nifty, and it is really well integrated into the map. Location based twitter on steroids.

ShakataGaNai ^_^21:52, 12 February 2010

will it still be around as in Australia the government has its own plan as I recently found that the latest site under scrutiny for major censorship is they are trying to achieve this through the isp's, here is a link to the Sydney Morning Hearld's article posted on the informationweek website [1] is child safety on the internet all they are trying to achieve?


Ree (talk)01:56, 14 February 2010


Adi4094 (talk)12:43, 10 February 2010

Google buzz rocks

Adi4094 (talk)12:51, 10 February 2010

More power to you if you're prepared to share every single intimate detail of your life with the Data Collection Monster that is Google.

Brian McNeil / talk03:27, 11 February 2010

Par-i-noid. Dude, all your lifes details already belongs to someone, somewhere. Just get over it. Make it easy and put it all in the same place.

ShakataGaNai ^_^06:15, 11 February 2010

No. Not paranoid - I have experience in that department, I know what paranoid is.

And, guess what? I don't have a Gmail account. I continually tell you no when you ask why I don't just hand over to Google and bask in the glow of perpetual monitoring, cataloguing, and market analysis by Google. I have good reason to, and the Chinese efforts to hack Google accounts are a very good example why you should engage your brain and try and take control of who knows what about you.

Certainly, the majority of details about my life are in various databases; but that's the point - various databases, owned and operated by different organisations which don't all cooperate. Thowing everything into Google is putting all your eggs in one basket and introducing a single-point-of-failure. If someone wants every single gory detail of my life history I intend for it to be costly and time-consuming for them to get it.

That's not paranoia - it's common sense.

Brian McNeil / talk10:03, 11 February 2010

I give out my details to Google. I opt out of things on their privacy settings console, but I have no problem with things like this as long as the personally-identifiable data isn't used willy-nilly.

That said, not everything to do with me is on the Internet. A Google search will reveal some, but only if you look hard.

μ 13:43, February 12 2010 (UTC)13:43, 12 February 2010

I'm not too worried about Google themselves misusing my data, I'd certainly trust them more on security than the UK government for example. But the tight integration with email worries me: this blog post points out a big problem for privacy (i.e. you will automatically be publicly connected with people you email frequently).

the wub "?!"22:21, 11 February 2010

Like I showed on my first post: OMGthisissocool!! Don't know where to start!!!

AquaTeen13 (talk)20:33, 11 February 2010

Is there a point?

I've played with buzz a very _little_ bit. I'm not exactly sure.... if it really has a point. I know it is supposed to be twitter "like". Really it is more about your location and what is going on around you, rather than what is going on in general. Also, it doesn't seem like you can sign up for bot-esque accounts, nor have they mentioned any API. So twitter will still be better in the fact that it can give you automatic news.

ShakataGaNai ^_^19:28, 10 February 2010

It's Google trying to do what they always do. Compete with stuff that already exists. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn't.

Patrick M (TUFKAAP) (talk)01:54, 11 February 2010

Didn't they already do this with the (unsucessful) Okourt (or something with some weird name).

Bawolff 01:56, 11 February 2010

Wasn't Okurt something they bought then shut down? I suppose it has a chance if it has a good API, is more stable than twitter and is well integrated into a product everyone uses already ::cough::gmail::cough::

ShakataGaNai ^_^06:14, 11 February 2010

I think Buzz is really just a gimmick to attract less tech-savvy people from Hotmail/Yahoo etc to Gmail.

the wub "?!"22:04, 11 February 2010 methink.

Mikemoral♪♫02:38, 11 February 2010

Yeah, it's Orkut. Apparently really popular in some countries, but it never really took off in the UK.

the wub "?!"21:53, 11 February 2010

Well, it's popular in Brazil and India.

Mikemoral♪♫01:01, 12 February 2010