Gmail, Your Newest BFF

After a long day of work, you go out to happy hour and throw back one too many cocktails. You head home, thoughts of your ex swimming in your head, and you draft a little hate email. Ususally, embarassing things ensue the morning after.

But now, Gmail is here to save you from yourself!  Mail Goggles, the newest feature from the friendly folks at Gmail, requires you do to a couple of math problems after you push send. If you can’t do the math in under a minute, your email won’t be sent.

The Gmail Blog says, “By default, Mail Goggles is only active late night on the weekend as that is the time you’re most likely to need it. Once enabled, you can adjust when it’s active in the General settings”

Great, for those of us who can do simple math problems sober.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

4 thoughts on “Gmail, Your Newest BFF

  1. That’s absolutely hysterical. There are totally times when I’ve come home from Cap City or Los Tios and answered email I probably shouldn’t have answered. This might have stopped me briefly :)

  2. Yeah, I’m with Brian. My math skills aren’t degraded enough when bombed for me to be stopped by an addition problem.

    A really robust app – and one that could leverage Google’s image search – would be to establish a baseline about who you’d go home with and ask you to look at a shot of your preferred gender and ask you if you’d like a date with them.

    When you agree to break up Danny DiVito and Reah Perlman’s marriage it can lock you out of all internet use for 8 hours.