Oneupweb Reviews : Google Mail Goggles – Pure Stroke of Genius

I may have previously written about some not-so-nice things concerning search behemoth Google, but this time I have to hand it to them.

Having been through some wild college days myself, I know that not everyone is exercising great decision making skills or mental intelligence, during say, the hours of 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM on a Friday or Saturday night. And sometimes, those emails that you will-undoubtedly-regret sending the next morning just happen to slip through the cracks.

Enter Google Mail Goggles.

By enabling this new Gmail feature, any email that you try to send during the chosen day and time (which defaults to late night on the weekend but you can change) will result in a pop-up box asking if you really want that email to be delivered. And then you have to answer some math questions to verify, in under one minute flat.

Make a mistake, and Google may just tell you that it’s water and bed for you.

While I hopefully won’t need this email app tonight, I think it’s genius for the college-aged. And, it’s funny. Useful and funny can make a great combination, not just in email apps, but social media as a whole.

Now if they could only come out with something like this for texting on cell phones.