There are certain words and phrases in the technology industry that makes me want to repeatedly plough my head into a wall. You know what I'm talking about. The marketing guff that company spokespeople spew out that may have sounded awesome the first time but is quickly relegated to overused cliches with hollow meanings. To have a bit of "fun" on a Friday, here are ten IT buzzwords that will make your eyes and ears bleed.
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Your Google Profiles, the space that supposedly lets you have your say when other people are searching for you, has updated with a refined look, easier editing, HTTPS connections, and the ability to hide your potentially brief experiment with Buzz from your page.
A lot of people were upset over how Google handled their privacy when they launched Buzz, and it looks like Google may pay the price in legal fees. According to SFGate, a class action complaint has been filed against Google alleging that it "broke the law when its controversial Google Buzz service shared personal data without the consent of users". Good thing we've got that handy disable button now.
Now that Google's Buzz social network has learned from its mistakes, more users might be keen on actually giving it a go. The Google Operating System blog has a great power user's guide to the finer points of Buzz.