Thursday, April 1, 2010

Official Gmail Blog: Today’s vowel outage

Yup, here we go: Google could never resist throwing in with the April Fools theme either.

Logging into my e-mail, I was greeted with the usual splash page but with all the vowels missing. Cute.

Were they trying to be more efficient? Is this based on the tendency for people to recognize words without vowels, or words whose letters are scrambled except for the first and last letters?

The matter is addressed more fully in their blog post, Today's Vowel Outage.

Also on FarmVille (Facebook): today's featured crop to grow is nachos. They yield in two hours and garner 50 coins.

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