Tuesday, June 29, 2004


I've heard a lot of rumors out there on gmail and it's manner of setting up advertising according to email content, and a lot of people have been bitching about privacy etc. Granted it's a bit less privacy than we're used to on other mail services... or is it? I mean at least Google is honest about how it's planning to sell advertising, but no one can say that Hotmail, or Yahoo, or any other web-based mail hasn't been doing the same for years. I mean do you really think that your hotmail account is for your eyes only? Don't you think there are a couple techies having the time of their lives looking at your private life! Come ON! God knows I'd be looking at inboxes all the damn time - if I could. So I think this whole polemic on gmail and how it's so "bad" for us is full of shit. If you're stupid enough to put your CC information in a banal email, then you deserve to get riped off. I figure email is about getting a message from A to B as efficiently as possible, and gmail does this better than any other web based email I've found. I've had a gmail account now for a week or so, and i find the interface user friendly, efficient, and I actually haven't noticed the advertising yet, so screw it. To me, A) I can send an email in a couple of seconds; B) I've got shitloads of space to store those emails; C) it's free, and; D) the interface rocks.

And to all those not happy about gmail, here's some advice - DON'T get a gmail account!!! It's that fucking easy! and stop bitching, you're fucking annoying me.


mich said...

All online mail services blows.. yahoo, hotmail, gmail, hindumail, allahmail etc etc.. Receive/Send your mails from a box you know is not compromised, and you know will not filter any false-positives, and you know some fucker is not reading your mails.. got root ?

mich said...

Ohh... ! Look at the smart little ani-gif.. oh my gosh it's so smart..

Lakuda said...

mail blows big old crusty donkey balls

i got mail! i got mail! i got mail! i got mail!


i got mail!

-sPEical Ed

Lakuda said...

click here - dimi this is what I was talking about, the Special Ed guy on Crank Yankers, the tv show.

cc Infopage said...

Google News

Google gives up on Gmail name in U.K. (ZDNet India)
Google stopped using the Gmail name in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, ending a trademark dispute for now. (Read more...)

Gmail: Just a Bit Too Quirky (CRM Knowledge Base)
Give the Google team credit. They rethought e-mail down to its very roots, then last year created Gmail, a revolutionary form of Web mail. (Read more...)

Is Google Spreading Itself Too Thin? (InformationWeek)
In This Issue: 1. Editor's Note: Is Google Spreading Itself Too Thin? 2. Today's Top Story - Coming From Microsoft: 'Hosted Everything' - Opinion: Natural-Born Microsoft Killers - Trying To Ease Linux Server Management In A Microsoft Environment - Microsoft To Launch Online Book-Search Project 3. Breaking News - Google Testing Possible EBay Competition - Supreme Court Opens Prospect Of U.S. (Read more...)

Have a nice day,