Thursday, March 30, 2006

post the sixty-first

It's a widely known fact that Gmail is easily the best e-mail provider in existence. Nothing else even comes close. I converted a little more than a year ago and haven't looked back. I can't believe I managed for as long as I did on Yahoo! mail. Ugh.

A couple days ago I found a reason that makes me like Gmail even more. I received an email from CBS Sportsline (which I had signed up for to receive updates on the NCAA men's basketball tournament) updating me on the world of sports. The tournament is dead to me at this point--UConn lost in heartwrenching fashion on George Mason. I have no reason to stay updated on the tournament anymore. I was about to click on a link to unsubscribe to the newsletter when something at the bottom of the email caught my eye.

Gmail wanted to know if I wanted to invite CBS to open a Gmail account. Imagine the power! A lowly college student like me could invite the entire Columbia Broadcasting System (a network that brings us shows like Survivor and CSI) into Gmail!

Nothing else will convince you to join Gmail if that doesn't. I was floored when I saw that. It's fantastic. Let me know if any of you want to open an account. I still have 47 more invites left. Act quick before I spend them all trying to get CBS to join Gmail.


kirsa said...

At first, Gmail only gave me 5 invites. I used a couple, thought it was pretty neat overall, and forgot about them. Next time I looked, I had 50 invites. I used a couple of them. I checked the number again a few weeks later and once again had 50. Now whenever I check it I have 100 invites. They're rapidly reproducing on me, and I don't have the foggiest idea what to do with all of them, as most of my friends already have accounts. Maybe they've reached a stable level where they'll no longer reproduce on me.

Muse said... can spend one on me :)

Tolkien Boy said...'s taking over the earth.

The only problem I have with my account is that no one ever writes me.

skylark said...

I get daily emails from "La palabra del día" (word of the day in Spanish) and it always makes me chuckle to see "Invite La to gmail".