Gmail Self-Conscious about New Look, Grows Needy

December 3, 2011 11:00 am
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Gmail Self-Conscious about New Look, Grows Needy

Since Gmail got its new facelift, users have noticed its new clingy attitude.  “Every time I log onto my email, Gmail asks me how it looks,” said faithful Googler Craig Perper.  “Honestly…it’s been looking heavier lately.  Like maybe it got wider margins or started taking in more spam.  But we’ve been together for so long, I can’t tell it that.”  Perper admitted to just commenting that he “slightly prefers new version” because it was encouraging but not too harsh toward the old version.

Perper reports he’s noticed changes in Gmail’s demeanor.  He said that recently there was a pop up asking, “Does this theme make me look fat?”  Before he could say no, Gmail snapped, “That’s what I thought. I’m hideous!” and shut down before he had a chance to read his email.  The next day, after completing a note to his parents, Perper moved to navigate away from Gmail for a minute.  A pop up quickly emerged, questioning: “You’re going already?  So soon?  Don’t you have someone to email?  Or want to look at pictures of puppies? Don’t leave me.”

“I’m afraid to open my email now,” says Perper.  “I know the next time I go in, Gmail is just going to freak out and ask where I’ve been.  I think I’m going to start using Hotmail again. That was always fun.”

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