Alternatives to Google Buzz for all platforms with any license

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    Twitter

    Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called...

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    Google Plus

    The Google+ project aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Sharing is a huge part of the web, a part that...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Android Wear

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    Facebook

    Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use...

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    Diaspora

    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you...

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    LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service, mainly used for professional networking. As of March 2016, LinkedIn has...

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    VK

    VK is a social network that unites people all over the world and helps them communicate comfortably and promptly.

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    Identi.ca

    identi.ca is a free personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. It is based on pump.io, a free...

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    Badoo

    Badoo is the App that shows you the people nearby, and even better, the people you’ve bumped into in real life! Whether you’re on the...

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    Movim

    Our philosophy is that your data are yours and you must always be in control. Movim achieves this through a complete decentralisation...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    BuddyCloud

    Buddycloud is built for people who care about their privacy. We are building the future of social networks. A future founded on...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Xing

    World-wide social network service aimed at business professionals. Xing was launched in 2003 and was formerly known as openBC until...

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    Plaxo

    Plaxo is a unified, smart address book and social networking service that helps you stay in touch with your valuable work and personal...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Plurk

    Plurk is a social journal for your life. Plurk is an easy way to chronicle and share the things you do, the way you feel, and all...

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    Tuenti Discontinued

    Tuenti is a private social platform used by millions of people to communicate and share every day.

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    Skyrock

    Skyrock.com is a social networking site offering its members a free web space where they can create a blog, add a profile, and...

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    Plerb

    Real-time discussions with friends, photos, and groups.

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    Rememble

    Rememble is a 'washing line' for your digital bits and pieces. Thread together texts, photos, videos, sounds, scribbles...

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    Amen is a service for creating and sharing opinions about the extraordinary things in life.

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    Bebo

    Bebo is a popular social networking site which connects you to everyone and everything you care about. Bebo combines community...

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Google Buzz Comments

Suggestion of Saxtus to add FaceBook as an alternative to G ...

Comment by em4020
about Google Buzz Jun 2011

Suggestion of Saxtus to add FaceBook as an alternative to Google Buzz is good, imho
Therefore I have added FaceBook as an symmetrical alternative to Google Buzz.
In many web discussions Google Buzz is seen as an alternative to FaceBook.
If a majority disagrees, we can change it again.

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I have a question on that.Should we put Facebook as alterna ...

Comment by Saxtus
about Google Buzz Jun 2011

I have a question on that.
Should we put Facebook as alternative to Google Buzz?
I mean, it does offer a service similar to this, through it's wall, but I haven't seen it as alternative service on FriendFeed, etc, so I was reluctant on putting it.
Please advice.

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Each user must rate the importance of privacy and his trust ...

Comment by em4020
about Google Buzz Jun 2011

Each user must rate the importance of privacy and his trust in Google for himself
I think on AlternativeTo.net users should give each other informations, that make it easier to quickly select applications for their own personal use. Each user must rate, if the importance of privacy has top priority for himself, or whether it is more important to use new features, which are occasionally possible only if the privacy is treated subordinated. Personally, until now I had rather less fears, that Google would misuse personal information, and I like the innovative functions of Googles applications (especially Google Docs and Google Calendar and GMails quick E-Mail-Search and E-Mail-Access). In the now by EPIC criticized behavior of Google, it will depend on the correct answer by Google, if the trust in Google is charged. Personally, I am confident and would not overstate these EPIC fail, if Google reacts adequately.

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EPIC filed way more complaints for Facebook (the new owners ...

Comment by Saxtus
about Google Buzz Jun 2011

EPIC filed way more complaints for Facebook (the new owners of Buzz's rival service FriendFeed), but doesn't seem anyone is bothered to fix even half of them, on the contrary, Google rushed to patch things up within hours...
I am sure that those that fear so much about their privacy, are better to stay of the Internet completely because this probably wasn't the last privacy fail that they are going to see, regardless of company.
Google had an "EPIC" fail, no argue there, but that's not the case anymore, until the next pitfall of course and I promise you that IT IS there and IT IS coming, Google or no Google!

My humble opinion.

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EPIC Urges Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Google B ...

Comment by em4020
about Google Buzz Jun 2011

EPIC Urges Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Google Buzz, Source: (2)
On Feb.16th, 2010 EPIC ( Electronic Privacy Information Center) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, urging the FTC to open an investigation into Google Buzz.
Last week, Google tried to transform its popular email service Google Mail (1) into an untested social networking service.
As a consequence, Google displayed social networking lists based on a user's most frequent address book contacts. The change was widely criticized. EPIC's complaint cites clear harms to service subscribers, and alleges that the change in business practices "violated user expectations, diminished user privacy, contradicted Google's privacy policy, and may have violated federal wiretap laws."
Following (3) Google announced serious modifications to the service later in the week, but that wasn’t enough for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).
(1) http://alternativeto.net/desktop/gmail/
(2) http://epic.org/cgibin/mt/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=10&search=Buzz
(3) http://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/02/epic-google-may-have-broken-wiretap-law.html

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I agree, it's better to concentrate on facts about Buzz, th ...

Comment by Saxtus
about Google Buzz Jun 2011

I agree, it's better to concentrate on facts about Buzz, than to opinions about companies and right now, Buzz appears to getting more and more ground.

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What tarnished Google's name is a little bit off-topic for ...

Comment by ttmrichter
about Google Buzz Jun 2011

What tarnished Google's name is a little bit off-topic for this place. If you're really interested we can do this in private messages and hash out something that *IS* on-topic to place here.

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Before you switch over to Google Buzz you may wish to look ...

Comment by ttmrichter
about Google Buzz Jun 2011

Before you switch over to Google Buzz you may wish to look at Google's track record and public opinion vis a vis data privacy. The Buzz roll-out was a PR disaster for Google in that they made everything public without asking using an opt-out model. Their subsequent apology for their roll-out smacked a lot of "I'm sorry you're stupid"-style fake apologies.

I'm going to give it about a year for Google to finally get things right before I activate Buzz. Again. After the first time it was activated. Despite me saying "no" to it when given the choice.

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