When Google first launched Gmail in 2004, they had a brilliant plan to create buzz for their free email service: they limited the number of account “”invitations.”” During the initial roll out, they allowed a small number of pre-registered users to dole out four free accounts to friends and family, who in turn, had four free accounts to gift themselves. As buzz built throughout 2004- and folks clamored for free gmail invites- Gmail began its now legendary ascent to the top of the free email totem poll. Within months, it can be assumed that millions of mail.com, hotmail.com, juno.com, aol.com and lycos.com free email accounts were closed, replaced by the now ubiquitous gmail.com email addresses that now dominate the marketplace.
Shifting gears for a moment… meet Listingbook. It just launched in Atlanta. It’s a pretty cool tool that allows users to slice and dice real estate in any way they see fit. Whether you see how much the old ranch houses in your neighborhood are selling for, want an email notification every time a house in Sandy Springs with a tennis court is put on the market, or just have a hankering for knowing what the market for a 3/2 in Ansley Park is, Listingbook brings the power to the people. It provides real time data- so unlike the other 10,000 sites that come up when you search for “”Atlanta Real Estate,”” what you see is what’s actually on the market.
So, what does Listingbook have to do with Gmail? I’m giving away free accounts. If you’d like a free account, just shoot me an email at jon (at) yourownsanctuary.com, and I’ll send you an invite.