What's all the buzz about?

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    Don't know if it really belongs here, but wanted the skinny from real people on Google Buzz. What's the intent or the advantage to utilizing the tool?
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    I think its another form social networking. Twitter on wheels. I'm not a fan.
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    I love Buzz. I look at other Buzzes all over the world using gmaps.
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    I agree. I've made some god friends through buzz that i never would've met on fb or twitter.

    The widget they just have us makes it a little better, but we definitely need a full app with notifications.
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    I opened up my GMail one day and I was a member of "Buzz". I didn't know anything about it until that morning. Then it told me that I had 8 people who were my Buzz friends. One that was chosen randomly to be a Buzz friend was a good friend of mine for many years who was tragically killed in a small plane crash about 3 months before. All I could think of was "thanks Google" and promptly deleted it.
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    I like buzz too, its gaining in popularity..
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    I like Buzz. I can see what's going on around town. There was an air show last weekend at the Air Force base. Some people give shout outs to a good place to eat. I like it for that. It'd be dumb to try and make it into a social networking thing. I think it's best served just to let people post what's going on around town.
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    Its just another form of social networking. I like it and use it fairly often. Much more then I ever used my twitter.
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    I like it. I've been on a few road trips recently and it's been kind of neat to chat with people from other cities while I was visiting.
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    Buzz is sweet, I bs with people from my area daily with it... people I would not have met without it, and have gotten help from one who is a member here too... yeah boi, buzzzz
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    I use twitter and buzz. Like em both. But I'm a big fan of social networks.
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    I want more options

    I want more options. Easy to change options. Sometimes I do NOT want my location divulged. When I am on vacation, I do not want to broadcast that We are not home. I do not want somebody figuring out when I am at work or home. Maybe Buzz can do this, but I never figured out how to toggle this on/off. I just need some central place to controll all the functions of Buzz. Untill then, I wont be Buzzing. I really would like Buzz, but I want it my way.
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    I think the buzz widget will let you have it so your location is not showing.
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    Hey Zig - the app in the marketplave does allow you to post without listing location. I agree with you, I don't want to give up that info either.
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    You can set your posts to either public or private via the widget and the web app.

    What I wouldn't mind is a way to post to a generic locale rather than a specific address. For example, I'd like to broadcast to east Orlando without giving out my home address.
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    Hey,... cool, Your right. It didn't do that when I first downloaded Buzz App. Thanks
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    Um...there's always been the opinion to "remove location."

    As well, when you go to post something, and you press at the bottom where it says "my location," you can select "city level" which is pretty generic. If you don't specify a location in an area with less businesses, it will also give a range of addresses where you might be.

    I've been using buzz literally since the first day. Used it on my phone before it showed up in the gmail on my computer.

    No offense meant to you guys, but people like you who don't take the time to understand/figure out this service (I'll give you the fact that Google went about it in an unorthodox way) are the reason why there was that big uproar is people freaking out about their privacy. Even though things were never really that bad.
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    You know, I've been using buzz since before it showed up in my gmail account as well, and I NEVER noticed that city-level option for location. I guess I just never scrolled to the bottom of the list. Thanks!
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    Not a problem! I didn't notice it RIGHT away, but that's because i was either posting my decade location or posting no location at all.
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    I always looked at it like this, I'll put my location, sure my home address there... come on over if you feel like bothering me... but this is Montana, 4 guns for every person, and I got 3 people in my home... do the math.. heh