Bill Slawski had an interesting blog post the other day speaking about the rise of Gmail Rank and the Importance of Good Subject lines. It seems that Google is experimenting with the possibility of including your own emails in your search results. Users will have to opt-in and only the emails that have been be received via Gmail will be used.
It is thought that the “rankings” used to decide which emails to show will be similar to the existing colored “importance rankings” currently used to display the relative importance of your emails. Gmail does allow the user to sort and filter gmails by their importance markers and offers some other advanced search filters; whether or not this functionality will be carried over to an integrated web search remains speculative.
…In other news:
Beanstalk would like to say a fond farewell to Neil Armstrong. Armstrong died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. As the first man to walk on the moon, his passing truly marks the end of an era. The moon landing happened a bit before my time, but those who witnessed it remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard those famous lines: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”