Google: What will it be? First, I was recently given an Inbox with more than 15GB of storage — which I blogged about. The blogosphere soon became a circus after learning about my story. Soon after, you reduced my Inbox to 2.7GB in total storage from the original 15GB I was granted.
I then blogged about this change and stated that it was still 700MB more than the standard 2GB (2048MB) allotted to Google-hosted domains. Today, I discovered yet another about face: My Inbox was changed yet again to reflect the standard storage base of 2GB (2048MB).
Inbox storage recap (Oct 30-Nov 1): 2GB -> 15GB -> 2.7GB -> 2GB
As a supporter and tester (I tested GAFYD prior to its launch) of Google products and services, I am confused by your intent. This isn’t about needing an Inbox with 15GB of storage (I’ve been more than satisfied with my 2GB, of which I’m grateful), but to seek clarity on the matter.
Thus, I have these questions for you, Google:
1. Why was my Inbox chosen to be upgraded to 15GB?
2. Why was the upgrade rescinded after blogging about my discovery?
3. Why was there yet another storage adjustment?
If my Inbox was chosen as part of a special program or private test, I would have remained quiet if instructed to do so. It is not often that users of Google’s email services awake to discover a plethora of storage in their inboxes. I am certain that any blogger in my position would have blogged — and with great excitement — about this strange occurrence.
In closing, I am still grateful for what you do, Google. I rely on all of your tools and services to make my digital lifestyle easier and better managed.
In the future, send me an NDA, and you won’t have to worry about bloggers and technology professionals such as myself sharing interesting tidbits for the world to see.
Founder and Chief Technology Architect