Image via CrunchBasePeople kept saying, but you can already do that. You can set up filters and all. To that I said, Geocities allowed for a lot of what Blogger allows for, but you needed a Blogger to come along. Simplification gets in the crowds. Your average user wants multiple inboxes, not complex filters that you have to keep tweaking like you were some kind of a software programmer.
Real Time Search: Where Google Can "Get" Social
Reimagining The Inbox The Simple Way
And now we have it. It is here. Multiple inboxes are here in Gmail. This is my idea of Google "getting" social. Before this the inbox had become scary to many people. Now the inbox is back with a vengeance. Email is the original social application.
The Official Gmail Blog: Email Overload? Try Priority Inbox
At this rate I am going to be sitting on the Google Board some day. I'd love to.