Month: August 2007

Gmail collaborative video

Google has assembled a Gmail collaborative video out of the short video clips that folks sent in.

We asked you to help us imagine how an email message travels around the world. All it took was a video camera, the Gmail M-velope ( ), and some creativity — and, wow, did you get creative!

Get a bunch of users to create small pieces, put them together creatively with music. Wonderful.

I’m loving gmail personally, it’s really working well for me.


Yahoo plea over China rights case

Yahoo plea over China rights case

Yahoo is being sued by the World Organization for Human Rights for sharing information about its users with the Chinese government.

The information has led to the arrests of writers and dissidents.

One journalist cited in the case was tracked down and jailed for 10 years for subversion after Yahoo passed on his e-mail and IP address to officials.

This is not new news, I’ve been tracking it for a while and flickr is a Yahoo company. The only part of Yahoo that I’m associated with is flickr and maybe the only small way I can make a statement about this is to leave Yahoo/flickr and make sure that they know that this is the reason I’m leaving. No doubt I will not be missed but I can’t see staying associated with a company that continues to defend itself in this case. If Yahoo admited they made a mistake (a very bad mistake) I might feel differently, but they’re not.