[FoRK] [Fwd: Gmail in the News]

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Fri Jun 18 18:44:35 PDT 2004

"Gmail ... [has] gained cult-like status where net-d0rks feel self 
validated by having
a gmail address and will do anything to get one"


The people on this planet suck. I want out.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Gmail in the News
Date: 	19 Jun 2004 01:26:02 -0000
From: 	brian-slashdotnews at hyperreal.org
To: 	slashdotnews at hyperreal.org

Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/18/210213
Posted by: michael, on 2004-06-18 23:07:00
Topic: google, 309 comments

   from the you've-got-google dept.
   roadies writes "Despite all the negativity and privacy concerns that
   surround Gmail, it has still gained cult-like status where net-d0rks
   feel self validated by having a gmail address and will do anything to
   get one. Services like the [1]Gmail Machine, a randomized Gmail lotto
   that has people hitting refresh until they get carpel-tunnel in the
   index finger, reports over 7 million pageviews (though, definitely not
   uniques) in 3 days and 55 invites given away. They just added 222 more
   through donators who have given up invites in exchange for a text link
   on the high-traffic site. [2]GmailSwap (covered [3]recently on /.) has
   given away everything from [4]cameras to [5]good vibes. Good news for
   hardpressed geeks: The invites are becoming more and more available
   and mainstream. Ebay once had gmail invites going for a couple hundred
   dollars. Now, [6]nobody is bidding on them anymore, so you can
   purchase one the old-fashioned eBay way for a dollar or two." Reader
   [7]marklyon writes "Third party developers have stepped in with
   utilities that enhance and improve GMail. One utility, [8]Mbox &
   Maildir to Gmail Loader allows users to upload their existing email to
   their GMail account. Another, [9]POP Goes the GMail, offers the
   ability to access your GMail account with any POP mail reader, giving
   users the ability to permanently archive messages. [10]GTray lives in
   your taskbar and alerts you to incoming messages. Other, more general
   programs, allow you to forward your [11]Hotmail or [12]Yahoo! Mail
   messages to your new GMail account. The question that remains,
   however, is whether Google will work with or against third party
   developers in GMail's future."


   1. http://www.thebroken.org/gmail/
   2. http://www.gmailswap.com/list/list.php?f=1
   3. file://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/19/1219219&tid=217
   4. http://www.gmailswap.com/list/read.php?f=1&i=1480&t=1480
   5. http://gmail4u.blogspot.com/
   6. http://search.ebay.com/gmail
   7. http://www.marklyon.org/
   8. http://www.marklyon.org/gmail/
   9. http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=169789
  10. http://torrez.us/archives/2004/05/23/000272.html
  11. http://www.e-eeasy.com/GetMail.aspx
  12. http://yosucker.sourceforge.net/

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