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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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Google Buzz has very little of the social networking ability that Facebook or Orkut has, and in fact, is seen as highly intrusive.
In January, Google released a social messaging service called Google Buzz that mimics many of Twitter s features.
So Facebook could face the same problems, with people moving to rivals such as Google Buzz or Friendster, or whatever comes next.
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.
In February 2010, the company launched Google Buzz, a social network built into Gmail that pulled together contacts from a user's email account.
For those who don't remember Google Buzz, it was the company's first attempt in the social networking segment, one that was to take on the likes of Twitter and Facebook.
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.
It lets you search Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Digg, and Delicious all at once.
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.