We all know, I'm a HUGE fan of Google, as I think most of us are. Many of us have even written an "Ode to Google" thread at some point. (I have, Smartmom has, GeekGirl has, MIW has, Jayson Krause has, Somewhere over has) I could go on, but you get my drift
Well... MIW and I have collectively decided that there is one aspect of Google that is
not so hot outright horrible. It involves Gmail... Yes I do 99.9% of Gmails features... the ability to stop drunken emails, the ability to hit unsend after a misfired email, even keep me abreast of the weather outside... BUT... they have these things.... That can only be described as links from the hot place downstairs. Ever notice them? They reside on the right hand side of your gmail, I believe their Satan-given name is sidebar links, and I hate them. Recently I hate them with a fiery passion. MIW shares in my hatred, we discussed this at length yesterday, and I felt a thread was in order.
Apparently these things pull key words out of your messages and suggest links for you to visit. Sounds awesome huh? Well not if your messages are you whining to a friend about how depressed you are. Then you get suggestions like this.... "Don't waste your time being sad, go here", "Recently lost a love? Win them back" "Why aren't you happy? Learn how to be"
Ok... you think I'm joking, don't you? Oh no my friends, here is proof...
MIW said it best... they should've just said "Sad? Lonely? Want to die? here's how to do it: shotgunandvodka.com"
I officially hate Gmail... nothing like having a computer remind you that you have a sad pathetic life. Notice there were no links to anti-depressants... Pass the Lexapro.
*edit: Feel free to post any of your stupid sidebar links in here too, so we can all ridicule the evil of Gmail.