Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Web-based E-mailers (aka Everyone and their Neighbor!) Rejoice!

It was announced that Yahoo's web-based e-mail accounts are now all granted with unlimited space for e-mail storage!

People who have read my blog know that I am not a huge fan of Yahoo but this is a great step in the new Internet revolution known as Web 2.0.

For years, Yahoo has been the leader in web-based e-mail with competition rivalries between Hotmail in the early years and more recently (April 2004) Google based Gmail. Gmail is now considered to be the top free e-mail service on the Internet with a lot of great features! Yahoo is "1-uping" the competition by allowing an infinite amount of server space for all of its e-mail users.

The way I see it, it's only a matter of time before Gmail users are given the same option (hopefully with more add-ons from Google's development team of its users).

With this in mind, you may be asking yourself, "What are the limits to this service?" or "Why are they doing this now when I used to only get 4MB of storage from Yahoo?" The answer: Web 2.0

Web 2.0, the next stage of the Internet! This named is being coined to all web-based programs designed for users to have access to, no matter where they are or what they are doing. The majority of these projects and programs work incredibly well in the small business area as well as for personal use. Easy to use programs that can be modified and saved to your specific settings for future use seems to be the way of the future. The point is to allow the user to feel they have unlimited control of their Internet experience.

The new unlimited e-mail storage accounts is just another step in this direction by a large corportation such as Yahoo. Web-based companies are realizing the users want more control and the companies are giving this back by allowing users to use the company's "backbone" of a service and develop their own programs and settings. The best part of all, if you are tech savvy or know coding, you can contribute to these booming sites and possibly become your company or family's person of incredible tech knowledge otherwise known as "The Tech-Guy/Girl"!

As always, I'm planning to dedicate an entire blog to Web 2.0 with links to other blogs and such as well as an entire blog devoted to Linux.

Feel free to leave your comments and have a great day!

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