Happy Fifth Birthday, Gmail

Happy Fifth Birthday, Gmail

Gmail, the Google email service we’ve been writing about since, well, it seems like forever, is five years old today. And, as you might expect, we’re planning to write a post or two about the significance of what Gmail has done to the web landscape, how we’re using Gmail now and want to use it in the future, and perhaps a little peek behind the curtains with the Gmail team in Mountain View, CA.


In the meantime, check out Wired’s retrospective piece, and Ars Technica’s own interview with Gmail’s product manager. What has Gmail changed about your web habits over the last five years? What do you remember about what you thought when you first heard about “Google Mail”? Share your fond/funny/still-hatin’ remembrances in the comments.


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