Google gave me a little excitement this morning when I opened up Gmail. This morning Google started the beta for Priority Inbox, a new feature which prioritizes email it thinks is most important for you to read, and kicked things off with a little intro/feature video in the top of the menu bar as is typical for Google. What was particularly exciting was the fanfare I received when the browser opened my inbox. If you use Chrome to open Gmail, the video has a little “bug” which causes this video to automatically start behind the splash image that is shown by default. When you click the splash image, the actual movie will be playing underneath.
The movie plays with a fun ragtime jazz tune and once you stop it, it won’t start playing again. (I played the song twice.) Google seems to be working on this so it doesn’t happen, but why the hell not?! You shouldn’t have your volume that high in the office anyway! Oh, and the feature seems pretty cool, too! Make sure you check that out.
Thanks for the upbeat start, Google.