Google, always looking out for us, has a new feature available for Gmail. Mail Goggles – love the name! – asks you a series of math problems before sending your email, so that those who have maybe had a little too much to drink won’t send anything they’ll regret later.
A great idea, you’ll no doubt agree.
We gave some thought to 5 more features our Internet Overlords should take a look at, in order to save us from ourselves:
Facebook Heartbreak Timecapsule – When your Relationship Status changes from ‘In a Relationship’ to ‘Single’, Facebook stores all your wall posts, messages, pokes, etc for a period of 9 months, and then allows you to decide whether or not you really want to tell her that she’ll regret it and you’ll never stop loving her.
Ebay ELIZA - turned on automatically after you look at two or more kitsch items costing over $5. The software will nag you with AI intelligence , “Do you really need that? Where will you put it? Shouldn’t we fix the ____ first?” until you finally give up and go to bed.
iTunes Rock Snob – Interrupts your playlists with sarcastic comments about your music choices, “More Air Supply?! Great”, and suggests obscure German bands of the 70s from the iTunes store instead.
MySpace for Dads – let’s you design and play with your page as much as you like, but blocks your kid’s friends from seeing it so they don’t have to live a life of shame at school.
Yahoo Happy News – filters out any news items with mentions of the economy, mortgages, Iraq, or Paris Hilton. Currently a blank page.
Can you think of any more you’d like to see?