It’s official…Gmail invites are the hottest thing since Willy Wonka’s golden tickets. You show me any message board on the internet and I will show you at least one “Beg for a GMail Invite” thread. Things get even deeper if you hit the blog of any Google employee. I am ashamed to admit that I actually contributed to one of these “me too” threads. What a chump.
Why is this so hot? After all, it’s only free eMail, and we’ve all got free eMail already.
I’ll tell you why it is so hot: Google has street cred unlike any other company out there right now. Their technology is proven and their corporate mantra resonates with the geek demographic. In short, we implicitly trust Google to deliver the goods. I challenge anyone to name something Google has offered that sucks.
Nobody knows when GMail will be officially launched, but until that golden event takes place you can bet there will be people continuing to scour the internet in search of extra invitations.
And all I have to say about that is…invite, please? 😉