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Friday, April 23, 2004

G IS FOR GOAT-MAIL
get his goat
Give the people a free email account, and there's no telling what strange things they'll start doing.

Take Matt at The Goatbelt, f'rinstance. In order to test the much-feared contextual ad placement that Google is going to use in this service, he asked for goat-related messages to be sent to his shiny new Gmail address:
Im now thegoatbelt@gmail.com. I encourage everyone to send me a message, but make sure its regarding goats, or has something to do with goats. In fact, use google to search for goats, and just copy and paste whatever text you find into an email and send it to me.
And by God, he's getting it, along with the desired Google-relevant ads.

I, of course, am waiting for him to start getting the inevitable porn.