Things I Love: Google and Gmail

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Leading up to that special day that Hallmark created for us this Thursday, I want to feature things that I love, or maybe even just like-like a lot. Sure, my husband, family and friends are a given but these are some of the intangibles, some things that honestly, I wouldn’t be able to be without every day. Part Two: Google and Gmail


Dear Google,

I’d like to think that I know you. I know how to enter all the right keywords to make you churn up the best results, customized for me – finding what I want. You’re so thoughtful. You have map searches, image searches, news (now even local news), and I can even use you as a calculator to let my in-laws know what 10 Celsius would be in Fahrenheit. You’re just so convenient, and you’ve also been nice to me. Your expedient indexing of my website, along with giving it a page rank of “5” is very much appreciated. You even have a sense of humour, with your tISP and seasonal graphic displays on your home page. You also allow me to share my calendar with my husband, share documents for work with my boss, and customize my homepage and RSS feeds with your lovely iGoogle.

I just wanted to take the time to say, thanks Google. You make me seem at least 10 times smarter than I am on most occasions and my mornings, noons and nights just wouldn’t’ be the same without your search engine.


Dear Gmail,

In August of 2004 I discovered your potential and I haven’t looked back. Hotmail who?. You sort my life, you contains correspondences, passwords, love notes, announcements, wedding invitations, silly photos and a whole lot of bacn. My nephew being born, the first time my husband sent me an email including the words “I Love You”, job applications, and even your chat. Honestly sometimes I fear what would happen if I ever lost you, how would I get notifications? Remember passwords? Or hear from folks I haven’t corresponded with in years, although I really should touch base with them soon. Now that my office has switched to you as well, I never need to leave you.

Thanks Gmail for your coloured labels, for organizing my life, being searchable, having filters, and a spam folder that knows I don’t want to hear about the latest Rolex or ways to make myself bigger… you know… down there.

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  1. Keira-AnneWednesday, February 13th, 2008 — 10:55am PST

    I must absolutely agree with you. I just switched to Gmail last spring and I can’t believe that it took me as long as it did to do so.

    “Hotmail who?”

    My sentiments exactly.

  2. Chris MagnussonWednesday, February 13th, 2008 — 9:03pm PST

    I agree completely. I had a Hotmail address as far back as possibly 1996, as well as a Yahoo! address that I aquired a few years later, which I pretty much blew off because they just did not work for me. Then I got my Gmail address in 2004 and I have not looked back once.

  3. RaulFriday, February 15th, 2008 — 9:50am PST

    I *heart* GMail. I transitioned my Mom into GMail since last two years ago and she agrees, “what took me so long?”

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  5. praca TarnówTuesday, October 28th, 2008 — 7:38am PDT

    I absolutelly agree with this article, I use google every day and it is better than any search engine. I think I switch to GMaill too.

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