The launch of Google's new social networking platform, Google Buzz, has been met with both good and bad buzz.
Although Google came under intense criticism for potentially violating people's privacy by exposing their most frequent contacts, it's been surprisingly nimble at rolling out tweaks and changes in response to user feedback.
But with so many social networks out there to tend to, is Google Buzz really worth your time? Will it be the Facebook and Twitter 'killer,' as so many have suggested?
We've taken a look at the nine worst features of Google Buzz to help you decide.
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When it first launched, Google Buzz was widely criticized for features, such as 'auto-follow,' that were believed to violate users' privacy, and was even described as a 'privacy nightmare.' Even after Google's adjustments, many are still concerned with Google Buzz's implications for privacy, worry it may share too much information about people's chatting patterns, and afraid it's difficult to distinguish public and private feeds. 'One of the obstacles to Google Buzz’s growth — and a major point of criticism — has been the privacy issue,' writes Mashable. 'Since it auto-followed your most emailed friends, people could figure out your email habits.' Recently, analysts have raised a red flag suggesting that Google Buzz could especially pose a risk to kids who may not realize which of their posts are public.