Google has been doing a lot of Buzz damage control to try to restore faith in the product before it's too late. In fact, some of the Google employees working on Buzz actually slept at the Googleplex on Friday and Saturday night in an effort to get things fixed as soon as possible.
Last Thursday, Google rolled out some minor changes to Buzz. The biggest of these was clear and accurate instructions on how to hide your followers and following lists from the public. On Saturday, the search giant implemented some more serious changes: a new settings feature; a new kill-switch that not only turned Buzz off, but deleted all your posts and removed your Google profile too; and a new settings tab that grouped all Buzz settings in one place.
All these rushed changes are a result of a "Code Red" status issued by product manager Todd Jackson. The Business Insider reports that Jackson also set up a "War Room" for Buzz developers and over the weekend, the team actually stayed in the office to try and push out updates faster.
A Google spokesperson told Business Insider that a few of the team members slept at the Googleplex on Friday and Saturday. "Some of them straight through Friday and Saturday nights and through late Sunday, making changes."
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