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Madhusudan C.S.
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April 1, 2008, 4:45 p.m.

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    Every year Google finds an innovative way, or plans an innovative trap to fool all its users. Its all done in the positive spirit to keep their customers happy and I think no one feels bad about it.
   In 2006 I don't remember the exact details of how they fooled us. In one of the blurred scenes of my memory this exists. They had said that they had bought an internet communication channel with maximum capacity to date. So they are giving high speed internet to all their trusted users free of cost. I think they had even mentioned the speeds. They had said that their goal was to ensure that such high speeds internet is available in toilets too and they will make sure that such a thing happens. Ha Ha Ha. On April 2nd everyone came to know that this was an April Fool prank played by Google ;-)
    In 2007 as soon I opened GMAIL login page on April 1st, there was a new feature introduction which explained what the new feature was. It said Google is giving free printouts of the mail to all the GMAIL users. It also said even shipping will be free of cost. It also said it will be couriered through their official courier service providers(probably FedEx I don't remember). I was so very happy. Infact I wanted few of my important mails printed. When Google said it was free of cost I started digging out the mails in my whole inbox of around 1000 mails to get them printed. I had burnt the midnight oil to select 4-5 important mails I wanted to be in printed form. But I got up on April 2nd only to know that it was an April Fool prank. I felt so irritated, I cursed Google the whole day, but as time passed I felt it should all be taken lightly and they are doing this to keep their users happy. So again started loving Google! Actually all this had happened because I never remembered that April 1st was April 1st(i.e Fools Day).
    But this time I decided that I should take some revenge. Planned few things. But none of them worked out. So I thought atleast this time I should not fall a prey to their prank. So started preparing from March 30th night. Thought of all possibilities. But to my surprise and most unfortunately my guesses are no where close to their innovative idea. They say that they are making this feature called "GMAIL custom time" available. It says this feature allows us to travel in back in time in terms of emails. Amazing feature. I wish this not be an April Fool prank and really the feature I wanted badly. But most unfortunately it is a prank. But atleast I haven't fallen as a prey to this prank. Fortunate. But one amazing thing is that, this is not shown on any of my friend's GMAIL login page. Its shown only on my GMAIL login page. Here are the screenshots.


This is how my login page looks



This page gives the description of the feature to be introduced!!!

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