Gmail Rounds Out 2004: Giving Away 12 Free Invites
As Gmail rounds out the 2004 year, I will be giving out 12 free gmail invites to those who leave a comment with their full name and valid email address. If the email address is invalid then you will not get the invite. Invites are sent via email, and can be blocked by spam filters. Here is the Gmail 2004 recap from the Gmail home page.
2004 was quite a year for us! Here’s a quick recap:
April 1st: Gmail launches. Some thought it was a joke, but we were serious about our gig of free space. (The real April Fool’s jokers wanted to give people the moon.)
July 10th: Users can import contacts. Suddenly, keeping in touch with faraway friends becomes a lot easier.
October 9th: We finally add ‘Save Drafts.’ No one is more excited than we are about never again having to answer “Why don’t you have a way for users to save drafts?”
November 7th: Ideas POP into mind. Why not offer POP and auto-forwarding for free? Sure. Why not?
And of course, there’s the one thing that we’ve been doing every day… trying to build a great email service for you. After all, it’s all about you. We read the blogs, the forums, and every testimonial. We appreciate all the nice things you say. There are so many ways for you to contact us, but so few for us to speak to you. So as we start the new year, we just want to say: “Thanks.”
We hope you enjoy our approach to email in 2005!
Isn’t this sweet of Google to say; “After all, it’s all about you. We read the blogs, the forums, and every testimonial. We appreciate all the nice things you say.” Kind of tears you up, doesn’t it. 😉 We love you too Google.
Barry Schwartz is the Editor of Search Engine Roundtable and President of RustyBrick, Inc., a Web services firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales.