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Flash Fiction: When I didn’t think twice before sending it!


And before I knew, I had hit ‘Send’. Everyone told me to shut myself up. There was almost no support for what I had gone through. Some said that your career would be finished. While others said that your family will be in danger. But I had it enough. There was only so much I could bear. And this time, I had decided to take a stand! I didn’t care what would the result be nor did I care for my life. All I wanted was some relief.

It all started a few months back when I went to apply for my annual leave. With the pressure of teaching more than 10 classes at school, I hadn’t taken leave for a year. And so as was the procedure, I had to specially meet the principal to convince him to approve my leave application. I knew that I had given all my hard work, sweat and dedication to this job and hadn’t left any stone unturned to ensure that the people who matter are happy with my contributions. But even in my wildest dreams, I wasn’t prepared for what I had to go through when I met him.

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Facebook’s Gmail rival “Project Titan” – The next generation in email?

Move on from Gmail, Facebook Inbox dubbed as “Project Titan” is launching on Monday, 15th November. This just doesn’t promise to be a rehash / improvement of the Facebook messaging system which exists currently. But instead it looks set to be a much more detailed and comprehensive alternative to Gmail. The Facebook messaging leave few changes here and there has been mostly static.

First things first, it would give you the chance of having addresses. At a later point in time, it would include a version similar to that like the Gmail Priority Inbox which would have conversations and interactions with the users Facebook friends those he frequently chats with. As with Gmail this would be a very good filter for an individual to categorize his messages. Eventually the aim is to include all the features of Facebook like photo and video sharing, events information and management etc. which would appeal to all the Facebook users.

MySpace had come up with its webmail service in 2008. But it lacked POP and IMAP support. But interestingly Facebook will have both POP and IMAP support. This means that one can log into the email service without going to Facebook itself but instead through third party websites like the way one uses Twitter. According to research, more than 60 million people log into 80,000 third party websites each month via Facebook Connect.

Considering that recently Google banned users from importing their Gmail contacts to their Facebook Ids, this announcement by Facebook becomes even more interesting and one to watch out for.

Only time will tell whether it can be a Gmail killer or not. But this is one announcement I am surely looking forward too.

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