Thursday, November 18th, 2010

By the end of the last week of August 2010, Google  gave the ability to call actual phones from Gmail.  Is this something that will catch on?  Does it seem like a good idea?  Do you think people will welcome a concept like calling phones from email and possibly video chatting or will they stick to calling the normal way?  Why or why not?

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  1. shaelyn waller
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:26:37

    i don’t think people will be doing that a lot and just stick to normal calling because not that many people check there email anyway so not that many people will call people from g mail and not that many people keep there phones on them and not all people have computers.

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  2. Pamela Goodin
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:28:03

    I think they will try using calling from emails. I think this because it is something new and everyone is interested in trying new things. I think the majority of people will enjoy this more than normal calling because it will be the new thing and if you dont use the new technology your supposibly lame, because people are be judgemental towards others. I think some people who do not know how to work this or think this is to difficult to use may not use it but once just to try it out, but for most of all this will be used in my opionion by most people!

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  3. mia barbee
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:29:11

    i think that its a good idea because there could be a emergancy and your phone could be dead and all you would have to do is get on gmail. i don’t know if that many people will use it because not everyone in the world has a computer. and some people might think it’s a waste of time. many people rather just answer their phone or just txt some one instead. i know that im going to be one of the ones that don’t use it.

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  4. austin fowler
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:30:38

    i think that the people at g-mail are , smart for doing this action. but i think that the people at g-mail are going to fail because i believe that most people don’t have computers to call people from and almost everyone has a phone…

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  5. jacob williams
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:31:15

    i think that people will still use there phones. But some people who don’t got celll phone will use the computer.And some people will do both.

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  6. → Kaylinn Roby ←
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:33:25

    I think it can be a good idea. It just depends, because if people don’t have enough money to pay their cell phone bills, then they could just get on g-mail and call someone. It’s not something that will catch on instantly. I think most people will just stick to their regular cell phones or talking on web cam because its easier. But people who might want to try something different might eventually try this out. I don’t think its something that i would ever try out.

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  7. jasmine skinner
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:36:26

    Yes I think every one will be calling phones on email. Cause every one like know things.Every year they come out with some thing new. after time some thing will be bigger then the calling phone on email. So I think every one will love the calling phones.

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  8. austin tucker
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:36:49

    i think its a good idea. i think its a good idea because what if you cant pay your bills, and gmail will call or phone bills, you can call gmail than call some one and they can help you. and i think it would be alot easier than other things and i might have to try this one day.and aswell its also pretty cool to do.

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  9. Andrea Matthews
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:37:51

    I think that the ability to call actual phones from Gmail is something that will catch on. Yes It is a good idea because if they don’t have actual phone they could use Gmail to call people. I think that people will like the idea of being able to call people from Gmail. But some people might stick to using actual phones. The reason people might stick to using actual phone is because they might think its to hard to use the video chat or to hard to use the Gmail phone.

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  10. Anonymous
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:38:14

    I think it’s a good idea, because it’s a good way to get in contact with other people & i don’t think this i going to catch on very easy. This may catch on in like office’s ! but i think people will just stick with Email & Texing & Web cam. Because most people don’t set at home a lot to be able to do this & most teenager’s use texting to keep in touch! but this may work for older people like adult’s ! but i don’t think many younger kid’s will be using this.

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  11. chris fortwengler
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:40:30

    I think people will always us there cell phones because most people has one, and cell phones are easier to us and take places.

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  12. shane starkey
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:43:46

    its a good idea becuase that will save people alot of money becuase they wont have to play for a bill every month, or a phone everytime it breaks. adn now kids are reallly into computers now and they wont have to do the texting or calls on a phone becuase gmail can call people and yahoo cn text people. i think this will eventually take over the internet becasue people will be making call and texting people on here.e

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  13. brandon squires
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 08:51:28

    i think its stupid because people should just use phones. because its easier to just call someone by your phone. and no one checks there email that often. because they have more important stuff to do. and if you need to call someone and your out in public and you have a phone on you then it would be stupid to go home and try to get on Gmail. know it would be a good idea if you have a laptop. Because then you could be any were and get service and get on Gmail and talk to your friends.

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  14. [Melissa.Felix.)
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:00:50

    I THINK IT’S ACTUALLY PRETTYY COOL.
    ONE BECAUSE YHU CAN CALL SOMEONE WHEN YHUR ON GOOGLE
    AND YHU DONT NEED A PHONE !! HOW COOL IS THAT??
    BUT ONE THING IS WHAT IF YHU GOT SAYY YHUR IPOD AND YHU GOT INTERNET CANN YHU STILL USE GOOGLE TO CALL PEOPLEE ORR VIDEO CHATT OR DO YHU NEED TO USE A LAPTOP OR A COMPUTER???
    BUT I STILL THINK THATS COOL!!!!!!

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  15. (Dazijaa Ruff]
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:03:59

    I think it is a good idea for people to call from the internet but then again ii think it would be even harder for people to reach\get in contact with people because oldder people that are jused to phones would have a hard time trying to figure out how to use the internet jus to call someone from Gmail or Google. So (YES) i think it would become known but (NOT) many people would use it because it would take to much time and alot of money .
    -Jayda Marie (<3]

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  16. Taylor Queeno 1st Period
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:08:14

    I think it’s a good idea to call someone’s phone from your computer because some teens and kids may not have cell phones, but they still want to chat with their friends who do have cell phones. If they have a computer, they don’t really need phones. It would be a lot easier (and cheaper) to just use a computer.
    As far as video chatting, I think that’s also a good idea that will catch on fast. It’s a lot more real to actually see someone’s face when you’re talking to them. I think it’s a lot more fun, too! In my opinion, it’s a lot safer than talking on the phone because when you get a call from a blocked number, there’s no way to know who you’re talking to unless they tell you or you recognize their voice. With video chat, you can see the person you’re talking to, even if they’re all the way around the world.
    -Taylor Queeno, 1st Period

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  17. !$cameron carter!$
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:04:53

    I think it is ab good idea. I think it a good idea because google and gmail will have more popularity. More people visiting the site. It also a good thing because I think alot of people will get on it!!!

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  18. $$Michael Mudd Jr$$
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:07:12

    I think it is a bad idea because if you call someone from online there is the risk for a total stranger to get your phone number and call you. Anyway it is way easier and quicker to pick up your phone and call or text someone.

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  19. **brianna**:),3rd period
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:10:35

    i think that it will be the next thing that will catch on because calling someone from a email is really something that would catch someones AtTeNtIoN.it may not be the thing in time right now but eventually someone will think tht its kewl and more nd more people will want to try itt.it will be the next top thing besides phones with evrythang on demm. it mitee not be but its worth a shot to try something new on emails and calling a person from a email..

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  20. zachary taylor
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:11:31

    by the end of the last week of August 2010, Google gave the ability to call actual phones from Gmail. Is this something that will catch on? Does it seem like a good idea? Do you think people will welcome a concept like calling phones from email and possibly video chatting or will they stick to calling the normal way? Why or why not i think that it wuld b a qood idea cuz pple that dnt have fones they culd call other pple from a website

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  21. Brian Paige
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:12:07

    I would like this it is a very good idea. So if they come out with this then i will be the first one to get this. I think this would be awsome and ill be drinin down the road video chating and texin. This is good for adults to because they text and get into car reaks. So they can video chat and not reak.

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  22. daja mcatee
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:15:10

    i dont think this goin to catch on. this is a bad idea to me beacuse its easy for people to find information like your number and they could eaisly call you and theathen you are they could hack your information and if your talking to someone they could be wacthing and you would now and you could be doing anything and they could see you so i don’t like it. i think you should stick to phones because you cant see the other person on the other side to they can see all what you doing.

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  23. Lewis Brown
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:15:37

    I think people will take advantage of the added concept. Websites usally dont give you the option to call people on e-mail. It gets tiring always having to pick up the phone and holding it on your ear. Its better to have a camera on you. You can see your friends face.

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  24. Lewis Brown (3rd period)
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:18:29

    I think people will take advantage of the added concept. Websites usally dont give you the option to call people on e-mail. It gets tiring always having to pick up the phone and holding it on your ear. Its better to have a camera on you. You can see your friends face.

    sorrey Mr.Steed

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  25. johnathanbrooks
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:19:01

    Yes i think it is a good way. Because these kids that do not have a phones will have a good experience with this. This is a good idea because it will work and alot of people will use this just like other sites like facebook or myspace it could become popular. I think it will become a big hit. This could be one of the best things they could have came up with.

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  26. kamron hurt 3
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:19:43

    no because that could lead to bullying. that is very bad. it might be good. people would be wrong because they wouldn’t have to leave the computer.(^^^)

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  27. Randi Snowden
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:21:26

    By the end of the last week of August 2010, Google gave the ability to call actual phones from Gmail. Is this something that will catch on? Does it seem like a good idea? Do you think people will welcome a concept like calling phones from email and possibly video chatting or will they stick to calling the normal way? Why or why not?

    i think yes because it is easyer to vidio chat then just call because thats not fun i like to look at the person to talk to them because mabye you dont no what they look like so u what to no what the look loke so yea they sould vido chat and call from email to phone. because it is better

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  28. Randi Snowden
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:22:19

    Ithink yes because it is easyer to vidio chat then just call because thats not fun i like to look at the person to talk to them because mabye you dont no what they look like so u what to no what the look loke so yea they sould vido chat and call from email to phone. because it is better

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  29. Randi Snowden
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:25:39

    I THINK THAT IT IS PRETTY COOL AND IT IS BETTER THAN JUST CALLING

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  30. damion abell
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:27:40

    i think yes becuase some people like 2 talk to the person i like 2 look and talk 2 the person

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  31. SAVANAH COOPER
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:30:44

    NO BECAUSE THEY COULD GET YOUR NUMBER AND THEY COULD BE FREAKS SO I WOULDNT CALL ANY ONE FROM IT BUT STUPID PEOPLE WOULD BUT PEOPLE WHO DONT HAVE PHONES COULD USE THIS CAUSE THEY COULD NEED TO CALL 911 OR SOMETHIN IMPORTANT

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  32. Latrell Streater
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:30:53

    well its 50/50 to me. well becuz people sometimes dont like using an computer and they use ipod nd stuff for internet use. say if they had took away phones cuz the new way tuh tlk on a phone. Well some people would b mad becuz of their phone. nd they can use it. i mean tuh me i would use it alot becuz its kind of like a webcam. sometimes people would call u dat u dont knw. nd it would b useful tuh use this new feature with google th see who is calling u.

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  33. SAVANAH COOPER
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:42:38

    i dont think i would like it…….. because i like to txt and phones are much easier to carry around . than it is to carry around a big computer or laptop. but it is good to video chat. because some ppl have family members in other countrys. plus it would be good to acually see what they look like. than to just talk to them on the phone…..

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  34. NaThAlY hErNaNMdeZ
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:43:52

    THAT COMMENT ON TOP OF THI ONE IS MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)

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  35. dyllan pairez
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:55:10

    i think that people would like this new way better because people might like to use a computer instead of a phone.

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  36. austin atcher
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:55:31

    i think it is a bad idea because phones are easy to carry.

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  37. Tyler Wyatt
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 10:16:57

    No. People won’t feel like signing up for gmail. Those who have one they don’t have to.

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  38. shelby mccoy
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 11:13:48

    possibly both because you will want to see some one if there gona for a while but alsowhat if internet (email) because

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  39. tiffany freibert
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:35:24

    i think this will catch on but i don’t think it is a good idea. people might try to hack onto ur computer and steal ur phone number. people might also not want to sign up for gmail just because if being able to call someone using the internet. it’s good b/c people will want to see who is calling. i think people will also stick to calling people the normal way to because not everyone is gonna like it.

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  40. Shaylynn Moore
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:36:08

    I think that people who are good with computers would enjoy this feature. Those who are not so good with computers may not. But many people are good with computers so I tink this could catch on. I think it’s a good idea. As I have said before I like new technology.

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  41. -Angie Goldsmith (:
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:36:51

    its a good idea and it will catch on (:
    -5th Period

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  42. danielle nicole
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:40:10

    it would be a good idea because if you dont have a phone, you can get on gmail and call people..

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  43. Sean Roberts
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:41:37

    I think that it will eventually catch on probably to everyone. Like yahoo and stuff. And maybe video chatting start getting more common in about a year.

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  44. Stephen Edmonson 5th
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:42:23

    i think it is cool that you can call people from google i think it will catch on 🙂

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  45. ( MEliSSA ]
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:45:27

    i think it would be a good idea because people dont always like using a computer so they might use their phone or ipod or something i think its cool because people could be on the internet or or listening to music while your on the phone so yeah i think its a good idea

    – 5tH PERiOdd !

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  46. Charles Davis Period 5
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:46:58

    I feel that this is a great idea. Its helps many people. These people would be the ones who don’t have cellphones. It also helps those who has gotten their phone cut off. I feel also that it is a better way of communicating. It can catch on pretty quickly too.

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  47. venera gashi [= 8th
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:50:18

    I think its a good idea. But personaily I think it will not catch on because people are making other websites to chat such as tinychat etc. and they are going to want to use the popular ones and not the one that has mean on since …

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  48. Da'Zarie Logan
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:56:07

    oh yes i think this is something that will catch on. that is really cool how you can call someone from the internet. this is a great idea. who came up with this. man everyone is about upgrading why wouldnt they upgrade to doing this .because once one person start doing it then everyone will catch on and start doing it .

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  49. Sarah Noellee ♥
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:56:59

    idkayy , idon’t thinkk peoplee wil catchh on to thiss , ithinkk peoplee will justt stickk to cell phone’s/housee phone’s becausee that’s to muchh workk . why doo all thatt extraa stuff whenn youu couldd easilyy pickk up youur cell/housee phonee & call someonee ? imeann , somee peoplee miqhtt catchh on . but idon’t thinkk alot of peoplee will do itt . that’s just me !

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  50. Dustin B
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:59:23

    i think they will stick to calling the normal way. because it is a lot easier. it seems like a good idea because a lot of people like to talk to people on video chat.

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  51. anastasia phillips .5
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 14:01:15

    i think it is still a good idea. but some people don’t have a computer. also a cell phone you can take with you but u cant just take a computer. but a cmputer video chat you can see then. so there are some good thing and bads things about both.

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  52. ChR!$ Mer!DEth
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 14:03:06

    I think it will catch on. i think this will catch on because people who cant afford cell phones but can internet they can call people. But i can afford a phone but that is cool. But i dont understand how you could call someone from a cell phone

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  53. diamond ♥
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 14:07:35

    this is not a good idea cause there are going to be times were something bad happens and someone gets suded

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  54. Bryant Pirtle
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 14:07:44

    I THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA. BECAUSE I THINK IT WILL HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE. I AS THINK THAT IT IS COOL THAT PEOPLE CAN CALL PEOPLE FROM GOOGLE. BUT ONE THING IS THAT I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN TALK TO PEOPLE FROM GOOGLE. THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

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