zett - 11:10 am on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
Buzz is getting free promotion
Yeah, but there are limits to what bad PR can do for you (in positive terms).
Many average people are absolutely not amused when they hear about privacy violations. And if their governments start to talk about it, too, they get even more uncomfortable. The tide is slowly turning against Google. Hence the incompetent launch of Buzz, which -through all the bad press- will accelerate their downfall.
Meanwhile, in the real world, The Register reports another privacy issue in Buzz:
Google Buzz bug exposes user geo location [theregister.co.uk]