What Your Personal e-Mail Provider Says About You

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Almost
everyone has a personal e-mail account today, and which provider
you choose says a lot about who you are and what you stand for.

@mac.com

An Apple
fanboy to the extreme, you have either an elegantly designed tattoo
of Steve Jobs on your body or an iPod pocket sewn into all of your
clothing.

TYPICAL USER:
Usually found in the hippest nonchain coffee shop, typing on a $3,000
precision aluminum unibody-enclosed MacBook Pro, white earbuds in
proper position and iPhone 3G at the ready. And if Apple invented
a laptop
with a cumbersome wheel instead of a keyboard
, you'd buy
it. Fact.

@gmail.com

When Gmail
rolled out in 2004, you thought you were pretty darn special because
someone had invited you to use the free service and you could ditch
your now passé @yahoo.com account.

TYPICAL USER:
Thirtysomethings who are trying to feel as cool as twentysomethings
and who also hate Microsoft (mostly
because they think it’s cool to hate Microsoft
) and have entrusted
entirely too much of their personal information to those "Do
No Evil" Google
guys.

@yahoo.com

Yahoo
was such the place to be in the late ’90s — with its personalized
portal technology — and you loved having a nonwork e-mail account
to do all kinds of secret e-mail-forwarding stuff.

TYPICAL USER:
Non-IT industry worker who has been too lazy to sign up for Gmail.

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April
13, 2009

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