Gmail knows all…even when you’re sleeping

Thursday, April 9, 2009 7:38
Posted in category Google

I’m sure some “privacy advocates” will sleep a tad more unsoundly knowing that Gmail now has the ability to know whether you are awake or asleep.  Don’t worry, it isn’t because of some crazy chip implant or camera network but is merely based on the time zone the sender and recipient reside in.  As you can see in the picture above, persons in red are more than likely preaching to their pillows while the individuals in green should at least have their eyelids open.  While not earth shattering in terms of usability it is none the less a nice little feature of Gmail that makes your lives a tad bit easier.  From now on you can rest assured that the reason your g/f studying abroad didn’t reply to  your email about going to that other girls house isn’t because she hates you (yet), it  just means she was sleeping.

The time zone feature is but one of the features that Gmail gains through the Gmail Labs moniker that sits along side the “panic button” (unsend messages…we’ve all needed that before), as well as the multi pane viewing option among others.  All you have to do is go to the Labs section in Gmail and activate the time zone option thereby making your life easier as well as more thoughtful for your distant friends.

Source: Tech Crunch

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