“All these people [at Google] were telling me that it was a bad idea and it would fail. But I didn’t really care, I thought they were all wrong and tried it anyway—and it worked.”
"Sometimes it feels like our inboxes are controlling us, rather than the other way around. But it doesn’t have to be that way."
In a blog post today, Google introduced a new Gmail inbox that aims to prevent information overload and “puts you back in control” by allowing you to automatically filter incoming messages.
At the Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation, a D.C. nonprofit fighting for government transparency, unveiled a new Gmail plugin they call Inbox Influence. The nifty little program scans public records to show you the political contributions made or received by the people and organizations who send you emails every day. Is your new boss a Paul Ryan-ite? Is that little “neighborhood” group funded by the Koch brothers? Did your Match.com date write a bunch of checks to Anthony Weiner? Now you can find out!