Recently you guys came to know about Google Buzz, which is launched as a competitor of social networks. People around us are complaining about this new product. Well, to me Google Buzz is alright. But according to Silicon Alley Insider Google Buzz is flawed.
Let’s see how it is flawed. The flaw is considered to be the huge privacy flaw. As Google Buzz is competitor to Twitter and Facebook, so whenever go into Google Buzz, it automatically sets you up with followers and people to follow, which should not be the case actually.
Google is saying that these people are chosen on the basis of whom the users emails and chats with most using Gmail. But the actual problem is that the people you follow and the people that follow you are made public to anyone who looks at your profile, it should not be the case.
Also when we look at the “Welcome To Buzz” panel it again shows people who you are following and who is following you. I don’t know if you people have noticed that box or not, whenever you are trying to close the box does not trigger a warning or anything else that alerts the user they’ve agreed to publish a list of the people they email and chat with most.
It is quite clear that Google Buzz is flawed. But the people at Google don’t agree.
via [Silicon Alley Insider]