“Gmail Man” Parodies Ads In Gmail [VIDEO]

Posted Aug 1, 2011

A video that parodies ads in the Gmail e-mail service has been uploaded to YouTube. The video features a character called Gmail Man. It almost appears to have been produced by Microsoft. The video was leaked by an attendant of Microsoft’s internal Microsoft Global Exchange sales conference. In the video, Gmail Man “skimmed” through people’s e-mails for keywords in order to target advertising. The video mentions Microsoft’s cloud service Microsoft Office 365 and it shows the offices of a company called Contoso Ltd. Contoso is often times used in demos for Microsoft products. [LATimes]