freeflight2 - 5:16 am on Apr 13, 2004 (gmt 0)
- Did anyone will be forced to use GMail?
no, but you might be "forced" to reply to an email you received from somebody sending it from gmail - once you reply google will exploit your private thoughts and make a profit out of it without paying anything to you or even asking you.
- Did other service of ad serving will never use content to serve ad?
That's what it all comes down to: will Y and MSN do the same? "content ads" in emails might be just the beginning, once people are getting used to it they might accept even more.
Several european countries prohibit to mix private communications with advertisements because they consider it as unethical - some here also called it evil. I am really surprised that so many members of WebmasterWorld like the idea of breaking this barrier, there is simply no need for it (besides the need for google to use internet users as a tool to make additional revenue), the average user already sees far to many ads - if you wanna get a lot of storage for your email get a bigger drive, 1G costs like $1 to $2 and you don't have to sell your soul.