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08. 05. 2007

Gmail M-velope video contest


We think that all the managers at Gmail must be on summer vacation, or else they've all run out of real work to do, because the Gmail staffers recently announced a very clever contest to create a collaborative video.

Participation is simple: download and print the signature M-velope, record a 10 second video where someone hands the Gmail M-velope in from the left of the screen, does something, and then hands it off to the right, and then upload that video here on YouTube.

Here's a silly one from a father and daughter in Spain:

Watch more responses as they flood in here on YouTube.

The writers at the Gmail blog have posted that this idea is about having fun, but it's also a way to creatively demonstrate how email connects people and makes the world feel a bit smaller, and a fun metaphor for how mail exchange servers work -- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and all of the technical steps involved in sending and receiving Gmail.

Clips are due by August 13, and the final video (set to music) will be released to the world on August 20, 2007.

Details here.

Posted by chrissie    Category: contests
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