Today I was bombarded with at least 500 plus status updates where my friends were donating their status to Obama – it was driven by ‘Causes’. To me it looked like the old-school advertising approach of frequency overkill. I guess a time has come for Frequency Capping or Spam Filter kind of features on facebook so that you need not get 500 status updates with exactly the same message.
Google added sms feature to GMAIL and pulled back because of bugs. Looks like they will bring it back in a couple of weeks after fixing the bugs. I think sms through gmail will be very interesting – specifically if it works well on gmail mobile version – imagine a world where SMS will be free (and too without going through any complicated process).
Gmail already incorporates email, IM, documents, calendar and now sms. Should we still call it an email platform? I think Gmail has turned into Universal Messaging Platform and going forward new ways of messaging & communication will be integrated. So I guess the time has come where we can formally announce the death of email as we knew it…..