21 Replies to “Six Things To Change In Buzz”

  1. I would integrate it with Okrut to revitalize Okrut and to give people a more traditional social media experience. This would allow people to chose using it in Gmail (which I love), or using it in Okrut, or both. Also, adding Google Buzz to Okrut would finally make Okrut useful, from my point of view. Oh, and please change the name of Okrut while you’re at it. ;)

  2. Geoff,

    How about the ability to bind it to your Google account as opposed to Gmail?

    That would have made more sense. However, it was a blessing in disguise for me as Valeria Maltoni discovered you have to delete your profile to disable Buzz.


  3. Geoff – how is #3 different from Twitter and Facebook? When I post a comment on Facebook or reply to a tweet on Twitter, all my followers see it. It sounds like I’m missing a key difference in Buzz.

    To me the biggest pain is having Buzz in my Inbox, so yeah – it would be nice if users could opt out of the inbox ping.

  4. @John: Perhaps I didn’t say it clearly, but Google autosubscribed these people to the second person’s feed. It should be opt in. Also, on Twitter you need to be following both parties for it to show up, and on Facebook you need to click through to the wall to see the comment.

  5. You can fairly easily change the background color in Buzz if you don’t like the White. It will also change the background in Gmail since they’re hooked together. If you go to Settings (in the upper right) and then click on Themes, there are a huge number to choose from.

    The point I agree with most is that Google should have been working with vendors like Tweetdeck or Seesmic to instantly have desktop app integration available as the product rolled out.

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