Thursday, May 31, 2007

Gmail Status, A web service they never started as

This blog is born out my varied experiences of gmail statuses over slightly more than 8 months.
Gmail statuses are slowly becoming one of the media to micro-share 270 characters within your contact circle, sort of a non-bothering Twitter rather more than it.

Gmail Status can be
  • event in one's life
  • personal sporadic philosophical realizations/discoveries
  • as a publicity platform
    • link to a webpage, mostly one's own blog/flickr/youtube entry
  • Quotes from sources known/unknown famed/unfamed
  • Short Puzzle of various kinds
  • An excerpt from a book or any other material one is reading
  • used to organize parties and rendezvous
    • "anybody ready for a movie @ XYZ theatre today"
  • In the hope that this list will self-complete itself by coming in touch with other blogger's comments, let me stop here. :)
Gmail Status > Twitter
yes it is more than Twitter in many ways
First thing, when you post a gmail status, you are not forcefully making somebody to read it like you do in other forms ala email, instant message(chat), SMS, phone call yet it gets more voluntary attention than any blog entry/news article which even your friends might not read regularly.

many a times, you find gems without mining esp. in form of quotes and links to web resources.
G for gem, G for gmail status

The day is not far when "gmail status" will become one of the important keys to recall information that one came across.

I would like to end with some Quotes that appeared as gmail status of people in my circle over the last 8 months.
Some of them might be "Driven by copy, Powered by paste" but all are not.

Unix is user friendly - it's just picky about it's friends.
gmail status of rahul upakare

People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
- gmail status of ankit garg

Smooth roads never make good drivers.
Smooth sea never make good sailors.
Clear skies never make good pilots.
Problem free life never makes a strong person.
Be strong enough to accept the challenges of life.
Don't ask life , 'Why me?' . Instead say, 'Try me!' ... :)
- gmail status of chintu sir

We meet to make memories ...we part to cherish them..
- gmail status of rashi82 on gmail

Life means missing expected things and facing unexpected things. When you are right, no one remembers, but when you are wrong, no one forgets...This is life
- gmail status of Neeta, cdac

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.
- gmail status of amol

It's impossible to have faith until you have doubted.
- gmail status of kanika

People laugh because I am different. And I laugh because they are all the same.. That's called ATTITUDE.
- gmail status of AMOL

Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you but to help you realise your hidden potential. Let difficulties know that you are difficult!
- Gmail Status of Abhishek (cnie, cdacmumbai)

My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that i am right.
- Gmail Status of Eva

A single rose given during one's lifetime is better than a bouquet of orchids placed over the grave.
- Gmail status of Neeta Mishra

It's better to burn out than to fade away.
- Gmail status of Paras Kapoor

Today is the first day of the rest of my life. - Adapation (2002)
- Gmail status of Shriram Ramani

Reasoning gives life to knowledge. - Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
- My Gmail status :)