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Death of Email

Pushkar Sane Saturday, 1st November, 2008 Tags: , , , , , , , , , Technology No comments

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…..

Facebook Status & Speed of Responses

Pushkar Sane Friday, 12th September, 2008 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Life, Observations, Technology No comments

As I interact with people, clients, colleagues, technologies, concepts etc… I end up developing thoughts – I end up developing ideas – I get inspired by other people – I sometimes also get desperate… and I reflect that on my status on Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin/IMs etc. Facebook status updates have always fascinated me and I learn a lot from them. They help me in knowing moods, morale, problems, excitement, opportunities, failures, success stories and even random thoughts. People intentionally or unintentionally send out a message to their network and the beauty is that network notices – and even reacts in some cases. 

I’m amazed to see how quickly people react. I came out of a discussion on Research & Consumer Insights and I updated my status “to steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research or insight….” – In no time (literally few mins) I had two responses – one from Indonesia and one from California – funny one from Ravi Bhaya (taking a pun on our friend Ranga – head of insights & analytics at Starcom MediaVest Group) and serious one questioning my thought (from my senior from b-school and good friend Purnima – all time Dumb C champion).

Thank you Network for your attention to my Random (often stupid) thoughts.

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