So the evil Google have launched yet another weapon of mass destruction upon us all.
Well some of us, some time in the future.
Sys Admins of the world rejoice, your underlings are now going to have an easy way to use Instant Messaging!
You may have been able to do it on the down-low via the very nifty Meebo for a while now, but now it’s going mainstream!
Communications these days can be frustrating. You exchange a bunch of emails with someone when really, you’d rather just get an answer instantly. You use one program for your email, and another one (or two or three) for IM. You can’t remember who said what to you where. And sometimes you can’t even remember who wallaby385 in your buddy list is.
Gmail’s chat features address a lot of these problems. You don’t have to use another program or switch between email and IM–it’s all on the same interface. The friends you’re already emailing the most show up in your Quick Contacts as themselves, not the cryptic IM names they chose six years ago. And you can save your chats so you never have to lose something important just because someone told it to you over IM.
So is the newly founded COATE™ trying to undermine the efficiency of workers all over the free world, or are they merely trying to get Gmail censored on all corporate networks?