I've long hated email. As someone with upwards of 5,000 unread messages at any given time, taking a quick moment to check email is like pushing hot pokers into my eyes. It makes me feel irresponsible and rude every time I see that massive number in bold, yet if I were to diligently read through each email I'm sent, I would write zero TechCrunch articles per day. I would complete nothing but the communication and coordination for future, real tasks.
The Comscore 2010 US Digital Year In Review demonstrates one fact very clearly: email is doomed. Taking as a given that what the kids and young adults are rejecting today will die off quickly, it’s fairly clear that email is on a st... Read Post
Gmail already has an unread message count in its page title, but what if you got too many tabs open to see the title, or you're using Chrome's tiny, favicon-only Pin Tab feature? A new Labs feature called "Unread message icon" takes... Read Post