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.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
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.
As promised over the weekend, Google has updated Gmail to include a "Buzz" tab, where you can prevent the public from seeing who you're following and being followed by, remove the Buzz inbox from Gmail, and, as the nuclear option, completely kill your Buzz account and remove it from your Google Profile.
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.