I’ve been looking at all the fallout over Google’s new Gmail Priority Inbox function. Â I haven’t really dove in just yet mostly because I am a devotee to Merlin Mann’s Inbox Zero approach and aren’t quite sure how the Gmail version will be any better. Â Let me preface this by saying IBZ (Inbox Zero) is a huge lifestyle switch and takes some time to get used to but once it’s going it totally works. Then one week you super slammed like last week and I did not have time to keep the inbox balanced and now I have a mountain of crap in my mailboxes.
This is why I am thinking about using the Gmail Priority Inbox method. After reading articles on TechCrunch I am more confused as they had this to say:
Of course, this introduces a new dynamic to the way a lot of people are going to be reading email. Email intros will become ever more important, because youâ€™ll want to ensure that your message gets marked with coveted â€˜importantâ€™ tag. It also has much broader implications. Increasingly, content will be displayed to you based on its importance rather than its time stamp â€” not just when it comes to browsing email, but for social networks and other content as well.
Please let me know.