Google Buzz Turns Less Creepy After Some Improvements

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It feels like all of the nine million Google Buzz posts and comments flooded your inbox this week. And as if that wasn't enough, suddenly that creepy ex started "following" you. Google has a fix for one of those issues.


As a result of user feedback, Google has made these little changes to turn Buzz into something slightly less creepy without having to resort to elaborate workarounds:

  • More visible option to not show followers/people you follow on your public profile
  • Ability to block anyone who starts following you
  • More clarity on which of your followers/people you follow can appear on your public profile

Now if only they could make the whole thing less annoying. [Gmail Blog]

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Sandeep Murali

Effin hate it. Turned it off after a day of use.

I DO NOT want people on my mailing list to know everything that's happening around me. I prefer limiting it to family and friends and I already have Facebook for that.

Like in the screenshot above, it emails me for EVERYTHING!

The whole concept is horrible and it's the worst Google experiment since the dreaded Orkut. I love Gmail, but not every web service I use has to be Google's.