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Gmail messenger?

Discussion in 'Google' started by SEbasic, Jun 22, 2004.

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    So, You go to a forums and you can infut your MSN ID, Yahoo! ID and SIM ID...
    SEMrush
    You go to your PC and you sign in to any one of the services offered by these various companies... I wonder how long it will be before we see a Gmail messenger service...

    With Puffin in the back of my mind, it makes me think that Google are looking for worldwide domination...

    I hadn't really thought about a Gmail messenger service until 5 mins ago (I'm slow like that ; ), but it really is enevatable...

    What are your thoughts?
     
    SEbasic, Jun 22, 2004 IP
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  2. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Indeed, the same thought occured to me a few days ago.

    Messenger with real time adsense ads interpreting your conversation. Technically possible I reckon but will again spark a discussion I guess.

    You are probably right in that they will go after the same products simply to because they tie in with what they offer now, and it's what their competitors do.

    We'll see what happens!
     
    T0PS3O, Jun 22, 2004 IP
  3. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    That would be pretty cool ; )
     
    SEbasic, Jun 22, 2004 IP
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    And an affiliate program where if people download your GoogleIM client you get paid for their ads.....
     
    schlottke, Jul 12, 2004 IP
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    l0cke Active Member

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    That would be interesting. Of course someone would release a popup blocker..
     
    l0cke, Jul 12, 2004 IP
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    TwisterMc Mac Guru

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    I'm waiting for that to happen too. But i'll still use Adium to chat so the ads wont' bother me. :)
     
    TwisterMc, Jul 12, 2004 IP
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    I don't think they'd do this.
    Would the adsense ads refresh at every message you send?
    That would be a whole lot of queries to their adsense databse. I'm sure as GMail takes off they'd get a whole bunch of queries as it is.

    I don't think it'd be worth it to Google if there was that much traffic for conversations that were probably 70% of the time short and sweet like:
    You: Hey
    Friend: Hi
    You: how's it going?
    Friend: good, and you?
    You: great, thanks for asking
    Friend: so what are you doing later?
    You: not much, we might go out, but not sure where.
    Friend: oh really?

    See what I mean?
    Maybe in a GMail chat room adsense might work, because there could be actual topical information.
    - Oh boy, then I just got a picture of spammers going to these chat rooms on purpose to talk about "atlanta real estate" a lot so the adsense is forced to show ads for atlanta real estate. :p

    GMail messenger might be cool, but adsense in it, wouldn't work IMHO. ;)
     
    Such Great Heights, Jul 12, 2004 IP
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    TwisterMc Mac Guru

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    Maybe it'd refresh every minute or three. ;)
     
    TwisterMc, Jul 12, 2004 IP
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    One of my friend's knows someone who works for Goggle Australia and says there will be a Goggle Messenger coming out in 2005 :)
     
    mawk, Sep 11, 2004 IP
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    Most likely there would have to be a client side filter for all those common "Hi, how are you, are you home, wanna cyber.." *shudders*- words and phrases.

    Then, when a real keyword came up, that's when the ads would show up. So maybe one or 2 or five per minute - not that much different than a browsing session.

    Unfortunately, if you were having a conversation about a death in the family, or some other kind of sensitive subject, you might see ads like these:

    http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/adsense-sandbox/?url=pet+death

    Hmmmm....
     
    bobafind, Sep 11, 2004 IP
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    Funny example! My personal favorite is the "do pets go to heaven?" ad.
     
    jebby, Sep 12, 2004 IP
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    in the same lines.. quite a few months back in my gmail spam folder i saw a lot of context sentive ads for viagra, sex etc ... The spammers sent all these mails and when google marked them as spams ... the ads based on spam mails should not have been shown. Any minor getting spam mails ... will be shown all these ads !! Mailed the gmail guys and got a reply in a month ... i think they have taken care of it (those days logged a few bugs just to get a few invites for friends :) ) ..
     
    nriweb, Sep 12, 2004 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Update: Rumours are increasing again!

    All this, and more: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,39020381,39170559,00.htm
     
    T0PS3O, Oct 18, 2004 IP
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    Another IM... geez.
     
    TwisterMc, Oct 18, 2004 IP
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    Another IM... geez.
     
    TwisterMc, Oct 18, 2004 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Double Post - Another person struggling with DP downtime?
     
    T0PS3O, Oct 18, 2004 IP
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    SEbasic Peon

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    I'm having problems with it too...

    Glad I'm not the only one ;)
     
    SEbasic, Oct 18, 2004 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Ur evil! Very Evil (lengthening my message to at least 10 characters)!
     
    T0PS3O, Oct 18, 2004 IP
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    He he..... yep. Oops. :)
     
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    Threadmine!

    Google promises we will never see ads in Talk! - Any bets on how long till they change that (or incorporate it into another "Desktop" app and add ads)?
     
    bobafind, Aug 27, 2005 IP
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