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Stage an Email Intervention – Switch Friends to Gmail

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Do your parents or friends still use that same hotmail or yahoo account they signed up for in 1998? You know, the one that goes [email protected]?

If this sounds like someone you know, why not stage an email intervention? There is no charge to get the expert help of Dr. Richard Muscat to convert your friends, family and coworkers over to the wonders of Gmail.

The Email Intervention video from Google is humorous, but true. It may be the best way to try to switch over reluctant emailers.

As you can see in the video above, Dr. Muscat is a trained professional, capable of showing your friends what they are missing by not using Gmail.

  • Google Chat
  • Free Video Chat from Your Inbox
  • Free Phone Calls From Your Inbox
  • Conversation View
  • Awesome Spam Filters
  • The Ability to Chat With You From Their Inbox

email interventionYou can create an email which gets sent to your mark, I mean friend. Choose from the following three messages.

  • I’m here to help
  • I’m worried about you
  • You’re embarrassing me

Here’s a look at the “Outraged: You’re embarrassing me” email template. With the email, you can send the following intervention video from Dr. Muscat, or record your own to really drive home the need to switch to Gmail:

If you had something stuck between your teeth or tissue paper stuck to your shoe, you’d want me to tell you, right?  Well, today I have to speak candidly to you about something even more embarrassing: your email address.

Yeah, I said it. It’s time to give up that email service you got when you first discovered the Internet and make the switch to Gmail.

I mean, think about it. Everyone else has tons of storage, instant search, nested conversations, even cool tools like video chat and the ability to call phones directly from your inbox.

Everyone but you, that is.

Seriously.  I’m sorry its come to this, but you’ve left me no choice but to stage an intervention. Trust me, I’m doing you a favor.  You don’t really want to be the only one who just doesn’t get it, do you?

No. You don’t. You really don’t. Time to suck it up and switch to Gmail.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

5 Comments

  1. Jeff

    07/30/2011 at 2:20 am

    Really…is Google a sponsor now? Why would I try to get those I care about to switch into a privacy nightmare? Google youtube for the Gmail Man ; ) and see the better way to go….

    • Anonymous

      07/30/2011 at 8:30 pm

      It’s OK – just give them tinfoil hats with the accounts and they’ll be fine.

  2. Micromax Mobile Phones

    09/03/2011 at 5:50 am

    This is really great..!! If such facility is given by Gmail then no one will use that old yahoo and hotmail emails for their personal usage.

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