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buzz

Drug slang
noun A regional term for mild intoxication.

Vox populi
Onomatopoeia meaning to make a low, continuous, sibilant sound, as a bee with its wings.
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Emily Steel, Google Buzz Exemplifies Privacy Problems, FTC
In 2006 Google acquired a company called Transformic Inc, which gave it both next-generation data management technology and some of the moving parts for high-profile Google services like Google Buzz (social networking) and Google Wave (ad hoc collaboration, content management and participant tracking).
lt;p>Almost immediately, Google Buzz got smacked around hard by the blogosphere and veteran journos for making it easy to access information -- like who you're in regular contact with -- that people may not have necessarily wanted the rest of the world to know.
This represents the fifth significant misuse of confidential user data by Google in the last three years (previously, the "Wi-Spy" scandal, the Google Buzz fiasco, Google's improper combining and use of personal data, and the Safari Hacking episode).
It also misappropriated user privacy on its Google Buzz social networking site that was discontinued completely this year, about eight months after the company launched Google+.
Google settled charges in 2011 that it violated privacy laws by exposing Gmail users' personal information when rolling out its now-defunct Google Buzz social networking service.
Share this infographic with others working to prevent this problem by embedding the graphic on your own site, emailing friends and colleagues, and sharing on all social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Buzz.
There are other issues and some growing pains for Buzz to work through, but overall it seems that Google Buzz could achieve some success against Facebook and Twitter.
Google Buzz incorporates Facebook-style networking features, such as instant messaging and photo and video sharing, into its popular Gmail email service.
Buzz is like an entirely new world inside of Gmail," said Todd Jackson, Google Buzz product manager.
Google Buzz : In the Buzz scandal (2010), the FTC sought no real remedy for Google violating its own privacy policy and publishing users' confidential information.
Further, in September 2011 Google announced the closure of services such as Aardvark and Flip and also plans to discontinue products such as Google Buzz, Google Labs, and Boutiques.