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If you have a Gmail account (and most of us do), you might have noticed a new feature that Google is slowly deploying across all users. Not everybody is impacted yet, though more and more users are every day, and it is still possible to reverse back to the old Gmail if you don't like it.

Google, in the new Gmail version, displays three tabs at the top: Primary, Social and Promotions email. Google automatically assigns a category to each message sent to your Gmail account. I invite you to check your Promotion tab: if you find any message (from us or other senders) that should be under the Primary tab, you can easily move the message from Promotions to Primary and even change your settings so that all messages from the sender in question be directed to your primary tab. So you will never miss our career alerts, weekly digests and other announcements (conferences, webinars, data science programs, visualization tools, new product releases, new books etc.)

You can even revert back to the old Gmail layout, if you don't like the new design with the three tabs. A few users complain that the new design is another loss of privacy, as Google accesses and categorizes your messages without your consent.

Here's how the new Gmail looks like, with the three tabs at the top (click on the image below to zoom in):

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Comment by Chris on August 5, 2013 at 10:17am
Comment by Chris on August 5, 2013 at 10:15am

 

Hello! just by coincidence i found this a minute before: http://lifehacker.com/5887140/everyones-trying-to-track-what-you-do... , you will explore more links from marketing, employers, big brothers to mothers...trackings!

Idleness is vice. If you work for yourself, you know how to manage time and productivity, you are your self catapult. But think of peoples who have to be there in the box called "office", acting like busy all the time. At the end, all suffer, the corporate, your own creativity, time wasted, energy wasted in porn sites. Corporate America way of life demands absolute loyalty and silence to do the job...destroys creativity and self-fulfillment . Tracking employees...make people look cheap, that is a kind of poverty/misery in mind, no matter what kind of car you drive.

Comment by Vincent Granville on August 5, 2013 at 7:31am

On LinkedIn, most of the time, it's a group manager who flags a message as promotion, though sometimes it's automatically flagged. If you have posted a message and believe it was flagged by mistake, let me know. I can make you allowed to post without moderation.

Comment by Patrick Maroney on August 5, 2013 at 6:33am

Similarly, LinkedIn is doing the same things with posts.  For example when sharing information on useful tools in  Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining..." (with no promotional motives whatsoever) are being tagged as Promotional and are not posted in the intended Discussion Lists.

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