Is GMail Snooze basically building Mind Traffic Control into your email client? Well, it’s about time Google did something radical to improve GMail. There’s still so much untapped potential in the mail-box. And at least email is an open protocol that we should defend against moving to walled rivers like Facebook and Slack etc.
There’s a lot of discussion going on around them. Eg. on Quora. I started writing a comment on a comment where Tim Bushell asks : why shouldn’t they be “red”, “green”, “blue”? ie. user-defined or neutral. But then felt it would be better here : Probably because Google have a database of thousands of email […]
Couple of quick notes : 1) I’m too dependent on Google. Unlike the case of Facebook, I can’t just cancel my account. Google is too deeply entwined with my life. But I am taking steps to disengage if not 100% at least a significant chunk. 2) I’m playing around a bit more with Dave Winer’s […]
Of course, if like me, you use GMail for everything, these new email interfaces are less accessible … when will Google offer a skinnable / pluginable architecture for Gmail, I wonder?