My Yahoo! Mail Beta is Coming Soon

Yahoo! Mail Beta Invitation

Well, after weeks of eager­ly wait­ing to test-dri­ve the new Yahoo! Mail Beta, I was so exd to find that “it is com­ing soon.” Yes! I got an email say­ing that my long-await­ed invite would be—“coming soon.”

What the heck was that? Now, this might just be me, but isn’t this like ruin­ing a sur­prise? It’s like: “I just want to let you know that your friends and fam­i­ly, and Uncle Robert (who flew all the way from across the world and whom you haven’t seen in a decade) will be sur­pris­ing you lat­er tonight. So act sur­prise.” Know what I mean?!?!

I’m all thank­ful and all but com­mon. I have been wait­ing for a long time now to be sur­prised by an invite email in my Inbox, but only to find out and be “sur­prised” via a noti­fi­ca­tion. Oh gosh darn it. “You won a mil­lion dol­lars. Now pass GO and col­lect your Monop­oly mon­ey.”

Yahoo! Mail Team—I am sur­prised and grate­ful that my “place in line is secure” but no need to ruin the great sur­prise =) Any­ways, I can’t wait to try out the prod­uct. I’ve been hear­ing a lot of inter­est­ing reviews about it. It’ll be great to see it first hand, and do some func­tion­al com­par­i­son between it, the old/recent ver­sion of Yahoo! Mail and Gmail.

From my mind to yours, you are about to read this sentence—be sur­prised! Sur­prise!

Measure Map — Alpha Test, Invite Received


What a nice way start a Wednes­day, aka. “Hump Day”. Oth­er than the FREE Wednes­day lunch meals we get here at MA, I final­ly received an invite to give Mea­sure Map a test-dri­ve ear­ly this morn­ing. Thank you MM/AP-fam­i­ly!

I know its kind of ear­ly to spec­u­late on which are bugs or what have you, but the first two gripes I have would prob­a­bly be: how long URLs are treat­ed, and the extra table-rows under “What’s Hap­pen­ing on your Blog” sec­tion on the mem­ber’s Overview page. Oth­er than that, I com­mend MM/AP for some­thing that ranks as a should-be-great-app for every­one! This should shake things up a bit—especially in the Blo­gos­phere.

I won­der if this is due to my recent­ly post­ed entry on Google Ana­lyt­ics? =) Either way, it should be nice to com­pare these two ana­lyt­i­cal tools. At least the com­pa­ra­ble fea­tures in each appli­ca­tion. I’ll give some updates if I find inter­est­ing stuff between the two.