TinkyWinky - 10:43 am on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
Problem is - Buzz is getting free promotion - who's to say certain things have not been left in to provoke reaction and therefore free advertising of their product. Call me cynical but it's like Ryanair in the UK - they mouth off at fat people needing two chairs, charging for toilets etc etc with very little real conviction to follow them through - but they get free advertising thanks to the media muppets who give them air time.
It actually needs a ground shift in the way the media promote alternatives to all G's products. News readers, panel show hosts, children's TV presenters and chat show hosts need to start using "I binged it" or "go yahoo it!" instead of the ubiquitous (and i think i am cool) "googled it".
Until that starts to happen, then there will not be a big shift away from the big G and all it's data revealing products...
As for privacy issues - get real - they are only topping up all the data joe public gives them through their Google Account or Gmail account anyways. People really need to be more careful.