Google Improved Buzz based on Users’ Feedback

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Friday, February 12, 2010

buzz Google launched Buzz two days ago. Already, 10 million people checked Buzz and 9 million posts and comments have been created. As per Google blog, there are 200 posts per minute from the mobile users across the world.

The blog further says that they receive several feature requests and feedback. People are worried that their contacts are made public without their knowledge. Also they do not have control who follow them and they do not have power to block the people from  following who do not have public profile. Another objection is that the check box for choosing not to display this information was too hard to find.

On the basis of these feedback Google made the following changes:

  • The option is more prominent about not to show followers/people you follow at your public profile. If you don’t want to share the lists of people who are following you and people you are following publicly on your profile, you can check or uncheck  the option Edit My Page during the profile set-up when you use Buzz for the first time.
  • Now you will be able to block anyone, because google added ”Block” links to the list of people following you. You were only able to block people before from following you after they had created a public profile.
  • Previously, Google showed you a list of all the people who would be following you after they created a public profile. However, only those people who had created a public profile show up on your public follower list.  Now, you can block anyone, regardless of whether they’ve already created profiles for themselves or not.
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