Gmail invite?!

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By Smhop (Smhop) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 09:21 pm: Edit

Can someone send me an invite? I really want to check it out.

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 09:46 pm: Edit

I might be getting one soon so I see if I can.

By Rachelvishy (Rachelvishy) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 11:39 pm: Edit

No pressure, but I cry everytime I open an email... haha if you ever have a spare, know that I will repay you with blood!

By Kingkonglives (Kingkonglives) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:13 am: Edit

i have exactly one gmail invite left?

which of you will get it?

By Missegg (Missegg) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:22 am: Edit

i have gmail, but my invites have dried up....sorry :(

By Rachelvishy (Rachelvishy) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:33 am: Edit

kingkong!!! over here! Me! Me! that is if smhop doesn't mind- muahahahahahahhah

By Smhop (Smhop) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:50 am: Edit

KingKong, I would really like it if you don't mind. =)

By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 04:10 am: Edit

to those people who have gmail: what do u think about it? and how did you acquire your code?

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:41 pm: Edit

I love it (thanks again congressenator)
It's still developing and they're adding new stuff, 1GB of space? How can you not love it?
Um there's no code, just an invite email.

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:52 pm: Edit

Meh. It's okay. I don't really care about archiving things. I mean, I guess it's kinda cool for future reference, but... I want more features and no ads.

By Smhop (Smhop) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:26 pm: Edit

They say its actually very dangerous bc its sort of a "big brother" thing. Google is achiving things permantantly, even if you delete them. After 180 days, under fed law, all emails can be accessed by only a subpoena... Google has been actively recruiting hires with gov security clearances. The conspriracy theorists makes it sound like google is teaming up with in'l govs to spy on electronic transmissions... and help figt terrorism or other crimes.

Also, google is doing specfic marketing-- who is to say they won't sell your info later? Ie: imagine if an insurance co asks google for your records, and google hands them over (for a fee). If the insurance co finds you engage in risky behavior (snoker for example) they could deny you insurance... this is a total violation of privacy.

In fact, 31 separtae privacy agencies have requested google NOT go forward with gmail until they legally formally define the parameters over which they will look at your email.

Google says its not an invasion of provacy bc only the "computers" read your email... but privacy advocates say that is not the issue. The issue is who might get this information from google at a later date.

I don't know how I feel about any of that-- conspiracy theory or valid priavcy concerns? But, I am very curious to see how the gmail system works.

By Kingkonglives (Kingkonglives) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:29 pm: Edit

hey i sent rachelvishy an invite since she posted first =( sorry i only had one left

but she should get invites when she gets the invite! share the wealth =)

*note invites go to the BULK folder if you have a yahoo account

By Kingkonglives (Kingkonglives) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:30 pm: Edit

well actually i guess smhop posted first...
gahhhhhhhhhh sorry :-(

By Smhop (Smhop) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:53 pm: Edit

Ahhhhhh =(

Rachelvishy? Send me an invite?

By Rachelvishy (Rachelvishy) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:15 pm: Edit


why oh why did you post on the confession that I took your invite (I took king kongs!) and that I was supposed to send you one but didnt (you should have asked me what happened instead!!) lol- but I'm in the process of trying to find one for you. They did not give me any invites yet, but as I told king kong, I will send one your way as sooooon as I get it! :)

By Ericlu87 (Ericlu87) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 06:02 pm: Edit

someone send me an invite also :)

By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 06:17 pm: Edit

me too? please? :)

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 06:37 pm: Edit


By Smhop (Smhop) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 09:32 pm: Edit

THANKS, RACHEL, that'd be super. My email addy is in my profile too.

By Rachelvishy (Rachelvishy) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:33 pm: Edit

:-D no problem! i hope I get them soon!!!!

By Ericlu87 (Ericlu87) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 02:46 am: Edit

someone gimme a gmail invite please :)

By Sosodef (Sosodef) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 02:47 am: Edit

if anyone has any extra left holla over here at

By Invisible (Invisible) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 07:09 am: Edit

ahhh same here!!! please!!! email at or pretty please!!!!!!!!!

By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 04:25 pm: Edit

whoops, forgot to post my email - ...thanks!

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 04:59 pm: Edit

Oh! Send me an invite! Oh! Oh! Oh! I really want two... my second one will be something clever.

By Astrix (Astrix) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 10:32 am: Edit

Smhop, Google isn't storing usage data and such, unlike Yahoo and MSN. The targeted advertisting that is displayed is dynamically generated. You're right, that no human reads the mail is not the point. The point is that Gmail is not creating a profile of its users.

Ah. I love Google, with their 'Do No Evil' motto

By Astrix (Astrix) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 10:36 am: Edit

Oh and I think Gmail kicks ass!!

The interface is simple and uncluttered, the address prompting works great, and most of all 'labels' instead of folders is a fab concept

By Morgantruce (Morgantruce) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 11:05 am: Edit

If anyone wants to share one of their precious g-mail invites with the oldest, meanest, prolific-posting PARENT of all time...

... I have a worthy purpose I would apply such an account to. (Don't even think about asking what the purpose is. I'll give only one clue: it will be helpful to college students majoring in a particular field. All other details are Top Secret!)

By Calidan (Calidan) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit

I got gmail!!! Yay! I'm so happy!

Thank you SO much, Scott! (sorry, I don't know what your CC name is!)

My first two invites are promised to my best friends, but if I get any others I'll be sure to give them to CCers!

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