Thursday, October 27, 2011

Google Buzz is retiring

If you logged into Gmail just right now, you would have probably got a notification at the top telling you Google Buzz is going away. For now, in a few weeks, you will not be able to create any new posts, but your old posts will still be accessible from your Google Profile. You can also download it from Google Takeout.

Okay, so here is what I think happened. As you know Google actually got sued $8.5 billion for privacy issues when it was first released. Obviously as you can see now, Buzz is a failed product and Google finally came to realize that. They obviously couldn't compete with Twitter and Facebook. So now they are shutting it down. Plus they got Google Plus now right? I guess that will replace it.

I just want to say, I loved Google Buzz a lot, I did use it in combination of Twitter and Facebook because I loved how I can post about things and only have it open to my friends, and there is so much less distractions than Facebook, and more features like the "Like" button which Twitter doesn't have.

Either way, it's getting shut down. Hope you enjoyed Google Buzz. :)

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