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Subject: Re: more gmails for xmas

Re: more gmails for xmas

From: Nicolas Touillaud <>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 07:51:33 +0100

the ads are quite discrete (no image, just 4 lines of text in the left
collum), but maybe google target an inconcious level :) But there is
no ad using pop3/smtp (or so I believe, I've never received a gmail
message this way)

Anyway, you're not forced to keep anything (but we have a natural
tendency to do so with 1G of free space). And when the web interface
works with your browser (firefox rulez !!! :) it is very practical.

The "ethical" problem of the targetted ads is a long run debat, really
nothing to do with Rockbox, there are plenty of forums full of such
threads (mostly against such system).


On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:21:28 -0800 (PST), scott
<> wrote:
> --- BlueChip <> wrote:
> > I love the idea that they use "targetted advertising" as a Selling Point -
> > LMAO ...If I'm obliged to see adverts, I would rather they were for things
> > I have absolutely NO interest in (tins of spam, penis expanders and things
> > like that) ;)
> >
> > And HOW do they work out what my interests are? ...They read
> > (electronically) every email I have stored in MY 1GB of acount space!
> They work the same way google's adsense program does. It just looks for
> keywords and puts links related to them. I've never minded them. At least they
> have text ads instead of banners/popups/flash.
> > Well, it STILL won't work with Opera - so ... /me <shrugs> and continues to
> > struggle on with POP3 ...Ooohhh the pain - LOL
> Opera 8 supports gmail, but it's currently still in beta.
> -scott
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Received on 2004-12-28

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