Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Steady Buzz of Changes

From Technology Review:

Is there time for Google to salvage its social network after a botched launch?

Since the troubled launch of Google's new social network earlier this month, the company has introduced a flurry of changes in an effort to address user confusion and privacy concerns. Google says its engineers have been working nonstop to adjust features and incorporate user feedback. But the product, called Buzz, has already spurred criticism, a complaint to the FTC, and a lawsuit. While experts say there's no way to undo the damage done by botched privacy controls in the first few days after launch, some believe the service still has a chance to redeem itself.

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