Friday, August 20, 2010

Grab it before it's gone!

A couple nights ago, I had quite an experience. My friend and I were talking, and he mentioned how he wished he had "name grabbed" his name on Gmail. I asked him what he meant by that, and he explained to me that "name grabbing" is when you get you full name as your email. For example: would be considered name grabbing if John Smith acquired it. When I heard this from my friend, I immediately went Gmail to check if my name was still available, and to my surprise it was! I quickly filled out the form and got the email. I was so proud, I finally had the perfect email. I even went and had all my old email accounts forwarded to my new, name grabbed, email. One email to rule them all. I no longer have to check multiple sites, it is all in one place. In addition to that I spent a good hour organizing my contacts. So why am I telling you all this? I am telling you this because you should try and grab you name now, before someone else does. You may ask "Dave, why do I need to name grab an email, I am fine with the one I have.". Here is why you should get one. Imagine someone, a relative that lives across seas, asks to stay in touch and would like your email. Which would you feel more comfortable giving? or I would pick the latter of the two, this way your relative doesn't give you a weird look and walk away. Not to mention how cool it is when your friends ask for your email and you can just give them your name. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and name grab your email!



  1. Oooh. I'm so mad I couldn't find my name! If only I were smarter when I were 10!

  2. Dave -Good idea. Should be one of multiple email accounts though since emails are used for different purposes. Sometime you may nott want the sender to know your name (spams, viruses, and phising) lots of people attempting to take down computers and create zombie computers also.