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Re: Gmail users

Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:10 am

80sfan wrote:buzz? really? what?

yep im also confused..
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Re: Gmail users

Post by Trev » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:15 am

buzz = facebook for gmail account holders - does it not?
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Re: Gmail users

Post by linus » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:57 am

it's like a melange of all those things: twitter/tumblr/facebook/etc

I think the worst thing about it is the name

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Re: Gmail users

Post by bocken » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:37 pm

Trev wrote:buzz = facebook for gmail account holders - does it not?
B-b-but I can already use Facebook with my gmail account.

Tried it, turned it off. I'm on the internet a lot, and I'm fine with that, but I like to have some barriers. There's none with this.

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Re: Gmail users

Post by linus » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:55 pm

bocken wrote:I like to have some barriers. There's none with this.
are you referring to privacy? because it seems like you can restrict who has access... you can adjust your settings as to who can see your buzz page- it's a sort of extension of your google profile and you can limit who can see that too... I found that easier to work out than facebook where even if you do adjust your settings they bring in some new gallimaufry that turns all your privacy options off

it's seems a bit limited in what you can do (as far as I've figured out what I can do with it so far)- which is actually quite nice, I don't want to play farmyard animals or find out what type of coleslaw ingredient I am by completing this fun quiz... or that type of thing

but rather than think of it with facebook or twitter in mind (neither of which are really for me) I thought of it as more of a tumblr type thing I can share with friends... which is kind of pointless really as tumblr allows you to interact with loads of people all at once and many of them complete strangers but also your friends if they're that way inclined

I kind of like buzz because nobody else does

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Re: Gmail users

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:58 pm

Andy - how do you turn it off? I can't work it out.

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Post by bocken » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:06 pm

If you scroll right down to the bottom of the page there's a bunch of links in the middle of the page and one of them says 'turn off Buzz'. I did that and it's gone, although part of me's wondering if I'm still there doing stuff, it's just i can't see what other people are doing.

tbh I didn't get the big FB privacy hoo-hah recently, I checked my settings and everything was pretty much how it was already, I don't think I changed anything other than deciding maybe my family don't actually need to see everything anymore, (although they seem to have stopped emailing me now. Should sort something out there I guess). I was a bit perturbed to go back to Buzz after an hour and see half my address book were following me, although they've chosen to have nothing to do with me anywhere else, I guess because the privacy is an opt-out rather than an opt-in. It just seemed weird, and I couldn't really work out what I was supposed to be doing with it, and it's really ugly as well. They changed my gmail theme!

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:09 pm

Got it now, ta.

I don't understand the big pissy flap people get in about when facebook changes, full stop. It seems weird to me that people think the only way people get info about them is through facebook.

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Post by Gordon » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:40 pm

I don't think it's active on my google apps accounts. Which is kind of annoying.
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Re: Gmail users

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue May 04, 2010 12:50 pm

is anyone elses gmail being a bit odd this morning? i keep sending emails and getting replies, but theyre only grouped into two or three messages and not linked to the original message, not a continuous string - does that make sense? is it happening to anyone else?
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Re: Gmail users

Post by Mr Bear » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:16 pm

Has anyone else had a thing where their gmail account gets locked down? Specifically it says
Account Lockdown: Unusual Activity Detected

This account has been locked down due to unusual account activity. It may take up to 24 hours for you to regain access.

Unusual account activity includes, but is not limited to:

Receiving, deleting, or downloading large amounts of mail via POP in a short period of time.
Sending a large number of undeliverable messages (messages that bounce back).
Using file-sharing or file-storage software, browser extensions, or third party software that automatically logs in to your account.
Leaving multiple instances of your Gmail account open.
Browser-related issues. Please note that if you find your browser continually reloading while attempting to access your Inbox, it’s probably a browser issue, and it may be necessary to clear your browser’s cache and cookies.

If you feel that you have been using your Gmail account according to the Gmail Terms of Use, you can troubleshoot your problem by clicking here.
It happened last night for a few hours and it's happened again tonight. I don't know if my account's been hacked and has been trying to send messages out en masse, but I can't think of anything I've done that could be classed as 'unusual usage'.

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Re: Gmail users

Post by hertz » Wed May 11, 2011 11:21 am

I’ve been using GMAIL for more than 5 years without having any problem. I’ve used Hotmail, Yahoomail & Lycos and I personally feel Gmail is the best so far, for its features and utilities.

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Re: Gmail users

Post by islandhopper » Wed May 11, 2011 11:48 am

Those are incredibly valid points, thanks. Finally - a reason to get me to leave AOL after 15 years of loyal service.

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Re: Gmail users

Post by Gordon » Wed May 11, 2011 12:40 pm

But what about Lycos?
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Re: Gmail users

Post by islandhopper » Wed May 11, 2011 1:50 pm

Gordon wrote:But what about Lycos?
Just had a look at their website. Are the only people using sites like Lycos the ones that made use if it 10+ years ago and have never updated their Favourites menu?

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Re: Gmail users

Post by crystalball » Wed May 11, 2011 1:55 pm

I imagine the entire population of Hoxton is reading this thread and signing up for ironic Lycos email accounts as we speak.

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Post by tompony » Wed May 11, 2011 1:58 pm

I find it oddly comforting that Lycos, Altavista, Webcrawler, Excite etc. are still going. Also I can't wait to tell my grandchildren about "the time before there was Google". Things were so different then.

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Re: Gmail users

Post by islandhopper » Wed May 11, 2011 2:05 pm

What did everyone use then? I was an altavista man. I can actually remember the first time someone said to me "what are you using that for. Use Google" in one of the computer labs at uni.
http://www.altavista.com/ has been updated many times since I last used it I'm sure, but it still looks a bit quaint.

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Re: Gmail users

Post by tompony » Wed May 11, 2011 2:08 pm

I think I mainly used Yahoo search pre-Google, although I also remember installing an application called "WebFerret" that searched all of the main engines and returned the whole bunch of results. I think I mainly used it to search for mp3s, which would then take about 15 minutes to download only to be wrongly titled songs by the wrong artist.

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Re: Gmail users

Post by islandhopper » Wed May 11, 2011 2:09 pm

islandhopper wrote:What did everyone use then? I was an altavista man. I can actually remember the first time someone said to me "what are you using that for. Use Google" in one of the computer labs at uni.
http://www.altavista.com/ has been updated many times since I last used it I'm sure, but it still looks a bit quaint.
It disappointingly turns into a yahoo search when you type anything in though. I do wish Yahoo at kept up with their unique way of indexing the web

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