Mail Goggles? Is it April Fool’s Day already?

October 7, 2008 at 11:44 am 1 comment

We all know how attractive beer can make things look.  Google today announced a solution to the online equivalent of drunk dialing (inebriated emailing?) – Mail Goggles for Gmail.  It stops you drunkenly emailing your ex-girlfriend/boyfriend or boss by forcing you to perform ‘complicated’ maths calculations before you hit send.  On Google’s example, that meant getting five sums like 11 x 2 and 37 + 19 correct in 60 seconds, although you can set the difficulty level so that eggheads can’t cheat the system.  It works by default late at night on weekends, but you can also change that.  More views on it are here and here.  I’d love to know how many people will actually use this, or is it just a great PR idea from Google?

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