Is Google preparing Gmail for general rollout?
Today I noticed that I have this little box in my Gmail account saying that I’ve now got 50 Gmail invitations. When I looked yesterday, I still had the link saying I had 3.
And I noticed from a post by Josh Hallett that he’s also got 50 invitations. I bet many other Gmail account owners have the same. Hence my question – does this indicate preparation of some kind for a general rollout? Maybe by flooding out greater volumes of invitations in one go? Or maybe get some more buzz through bloggers posting speculative commentaries 😉 One thing I did notice, in Gmail’s instructions on how to invite people, is that the text was updated yesterday to reflect the change, ie, the little box instead of just a text link as it was before.
Gmail has been very successful so far. And the days seem to be gone when if you posted on your blog that you had 6 invitations, you’d be swamped with requests for one within a minute or two of your post.
So what do I do with 50 invitations? Everyone I know has a Gmail account now. Is there a charitable cause, preferably here in Europe, I can offer these to?