[OT] Google Buzz - Beware

Jeffrey Massung massung at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 11:50:49 EST 2010

I think right now it's just a matter of expectations (at least in the US). People expect their emails to be private; they don't expect their Facebook page, Twitter feed, or other forms of "social media" to be private. Note: I'm not suggesting that my actual email text is public through Buzz, just that email paradigm as a whole has a stigma of "private" around it. That perception/expectation may change in coming years with the current generation of teens, though.

On Feb 15, 2010, at 10:37 AM, Mikey wrote:

> It doesn't really make it public per se (now I'm sounding like an apologist
> but) - it does things similar to fb, linkedIn, etc. in terms of network
> expansion.
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:34, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
>> Leo LaPorte also had a segment in his radio program about Buzz. He
>> mentioned that Google changed Buzz from opt-out to opt-in within 2 days of
>> it's release because there were so many complaints. Fore those who don't
>> know what the problem is, Buzz makes your google address book public, or so
>> I've been told. It's fine to make your own address public, but to publish
>> everyone else's is a huge brain fart on the part of Google.

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