BIG KITTY PODCAST, what’s up with all these apps that are trying to figure me out? I’m torn really, the dev side of me can’t wait to hack with Buzz but the ux side of me wants to flee the scene tired of Buzz and other like apps.. emmm Facebook! constructing themes overloaded worlds for me to endure.
Also huffduffed as…
Google Buzz, only a week old, is gaining a lot of visibility, and is seen as Google’s most direct attack against social upstarts Facebook and Twitter. Some really like it. Others are up in arms about perceived privacy violations. Louis Gray and Chris Saad discuss whether Buzz’s clear mimicry of FriendFeed and other existing sites missed a new opportunity to innovate – and become a true social network aggregation tool, including aggregation of gestures. Did Google make a mistake, and not really invent anything new with Buzz, making it immediately an also-ran?
Companies discussed include: Google, Google Buzz, GMail, Google Reader, FriendFeed, Facebook, my6sense, ReadBurner and Seesmic.
Facebook has developed new privacy features and agreed to 20 years of independent audits of its privacy practices. Google and Twitter previously settled similar cases with the Federal Trade Commission. Farhad Manjoo argues that Facebook, or any social network, can never be truly private.
As Google launched Buzz this week, we spent a lot of the show talking about it, and the privacy problem it raised though auto-connecting your contacts.