Buzz is out, genius or a privacy fiasco or just another me-too, depending on your view. Those topics have been covered to death already, but one thing I haven't seen talked about is how easy it makes spamming. And I don't mean shouting inanities to all your friends - that's what it's for, after all - I'm talking about targeted spam by spammers, like the blog spam that used to be a huge problem.
Here is the problem as I see it:
- You can follow anyone you want simply by adding their email address.
- When they "buzz", you are notified.
- When you comment, they see your response.
Does this seem like a bad idea to anyone else? I have a feeling that Google is going to have to allow people to "accept" followers, bringing it that much closer to Facebook.