Monday, December 10, 2007
You might remember that we were inspired to launch Gmail in 2004 after hearing one frustrated emailer's story. Many years and iterations later, we're still listening -- whether you have a bug to report or a feature to suggest. It keeps us motivated (and entertained) when we hear stories about what you've done using Gmail. A man in Jakarta told us that he uses Gmail on his mobile phone to stay productive during his four hour daily commute, while an author in Florida wrote to us describing how he relies on Gmail in every step of his writing process.
To continually remind us of why we work so hard on Gmail, we started pinning these cool stories on the walls around Google. We quickly realized, however, that this wasn't very resource-friendly (and despite a past April Fool's announcement, we are quite eco-conscious) and it definitely wasn't the best way to share them with the rest of the Gmail community. So to save some wall space -- and paper -- we'd like to give you the opportunity to make a video of your Gmail story to share with the world.
All you need is a story about how you've used Gmail and a video camera. You don't even need to be creative; you can just tell it like it is. But if creativity is your thing (and we know you have it in you after all the awesome submissions we got from our last collaborative video), feel free to spice it up however you'd like. Just make sure it's 30 seconds or less and submitted by December 31st. Go to http://gmail.com/yourstory to find directions on how to submit yours.
We look forward to hearing – and seeing – your stories. And saving a tree or two.