This morning on Twitter, one of the people I’m following retweeted a message from a regionally prominent interactive marketing manager who declared that tweeting’s not all that important. So where does social media fall in the grand scheme of things?
In order to meet industry standards for protecting privacy on the Internet, Google should shut down new social-media service Buzz and reboot it as a service that gives informed consent back to users.
Cnet’s right. Google Buzz is an absolute privacy nightmare when it comes to social media platforms, or best practices on the Internet, in general. Here’s why–and why you should consider opting out of the new service until Google cleans up its act.