Comments:Google introduces Google Buzz
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|Buzz available on mobile devices now||0||10:17, 15 February 2010|
|All I have to say is....||2||01:56, 14 February 2010|
|cool||7||13:43, 12 February 2010|
|Is there a point?||7||01:01, 12 February 2010|
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.
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.
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.
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 google.com 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  is child safety on the internet all they are trying to achieve?
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.
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.
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 wikinewsie.org 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.
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.
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).
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.
It's Google trying to do what they always do. Compete with stuff that already exists. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn't.
Didn't they already do this with the (unsucessful) Okourt (or something with some weird name).
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::
Yeah, it's Orkut. Apparently really popular in some countries, but it never really took off in the UK.