New e-mail service from Google may top Yahoo!, Microsoft –

By VANESSA DENNIS Copy editor.

Watching Microsoft get beat is always fun. It’s like rooting against the Yankees or the Lakers. No one likes them, and when they lose, it is sweet victory.

Google totally has topped Yahoo! and Microsoft by venturing into the e-mail market and offering free accounts that give you one gigabyte of storage.

This is a hundred times what others like Hotmail offer.

I personally have been a Yahoo! user for a long time.

Hotmail deleted my whole inbox once and I have never gone back.

And I am sure others also will be leaving. A free gig should be enough to get anyone to go through the hassle of changing their e-mail address.

Google says its service should be up in a few weeks.

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Integrated Web Design: Social Networking – The Relationship between Humans and Computers is Coming of Age

by Molly Holzschlag

The interaction between community, computers, and society is now being referred to as “social networking,” and it’s making a lot of heads turn. But what is social networking, really, and what does it mean to web technologists? In this compelling article by Molly Holzschlag, you’ll learn what social networking is, which languages are emerging to support it, and what it might mean for the next generation of web design and development. Read More…