In continuation to Round One: , the following is a summary of differences between Facebook and Google Buzz’s privacy settings as at 9th February 2010. Buzz versus
Buzz: used as part of Google Mail such that all GMail users automatically became members of Google Buzz.
Facebook: Facebook was never operated as a Web-based email provider.
Buzz: users can see their profile which is automatically circulated on the network.
Facebook: users and friends which they allow access to can see their profile.
Buzz: people you once emailed can see – your contacts, email addresses, exact geographical location (with GPS) and Buzz status updates.
Facebook: friends can see by default – your name, photo albums, religious belief, hobbies, phone number, e-mail address, relationship status etc.
Buzz: people they once emailed can potentially see – your Buzz status updates (if their friends are following you) and email addresses (if they see Buzz messages).
Facebook: strangers can see (by default) – your name, photo albums, list of friends, organisations and broad geographic location.
Do we really need another social-networking site?