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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gmail Buzz?

Scott noticed that when you create a label named “buzz” in Gmail, the app will tell you:

“Sorry, you can’t create a label named ’buzz’ (it’s a reserved system label). Please try another name”

Does anyone know what this could be? The label wasn’t always reserved, according to Scott, who says he had used the name buzz before.

Looking up the word “buzz” in Google, we get several definitions, like the following: “If a place is buzzing with activity or conversation, there is a lot of activity or conversation there, especially because something important or exciting is about to happen.” Other definitions include “a long continuous sound” and “a word, idea, or activity which has recently become extremely popular” and “If you buzz someone, you call them, usually using an internal telephone line or a buzzer.”

[Thanks Scott!]


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