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G2G - Google File Sharing

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ZhengHe

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http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/7073.cfm

Having come across this service the service seemed intriguing until I hit with the fact that Gmail has a 20MB file limit. Given there are many programs under that size, but it seems to defeat the point of a file sharing network. Much more efficient ways of doing the same thing. So what do you think; G2G: pointless or genius?
 

JerMe

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It's an interesting idea. Of course, the RIAA/MPAA will be all over it, and Google will have to comply. My prediction? It'll die before gets off the ground. =T
 

jajmon

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If I read this right it's NOT file sharing, just a place to store YOUR stuff,,,,to be accessed by YOU with YOUR gmail credentials, not to say you could create a new gmail account, store YOUR stuff, and give the credentials to others to store 'their' stuff ie 'file sharing'

"For the people new to G2G Exchange: It's a website where you can register and insert your Gmail-login data. Your files will be shown at the website and you can download or email them to yourself."
 
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ZhengHe

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jajmon said:
If I read this right it's NOT file sharing, just a place to store YOUR stuff,,,,to be accessed by YOU with YOUR gmail credentials, not to say you could create a new gmail account, store YOUR stuff, and give the credentials to others to store 'their' stuff ie 'file sharing'

Still seems pointless to me. Why would you want them indexed if you could just use a something like this: http://gmailfilespace.notlong.com. As for file sharing, there are much more efficient ways of doing the same thing and on that same note the website itself states the ability to, "share your files that are at your Gmail account(s)", which belies your point that this is not a file-sharing network/service of sorts.

I think I'm going to register with one of my other accounts to find out a bit more about this. Check back later. :burn:

-maddog- said:
inbox.com gives 1gb file storage/email shared.

Yes, and so does http://shinyfeet.com/, except its unlimited, along with a mess of others.
 
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Ah well, so much for that; and I never even got to try it out :temper:.
 
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amazon10x

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Sir. BOBSONATOR said:
Aww man, is it gone for ever?

Just until someone else comes along and they will most likely not listen to Google. However, they are always broken after time because Google changes the way Gmail works to break them. :rolleyes: Looks like I need to start getting a lot more spam to fill up all this space.
 
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ZhengHe

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amazon10x said:
Just until someone else comes along and they will most likely not listen to Google. However, they are always broken after time because Google changes the way Gmail works to break them. :rolleyes: Looks like I need to start getting a lot more spam to fill up all this space.

Not necessarily: http://www.yousendit.com/
 

da_spork

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There's also peer2mail... it'll break up large files into smaller segments and send them to gmail, walla, and some others if you want. It's pretty sweet, I used to use it to store some stuff in my gmail account. There's a banner across the top of it, but all it is is a html window within the program that points to a website displaying the ad.. not really spyware. Or at least it was back when I used it

http://www.peer2mail.com
 
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Also Filefront, MegaUpload, and Rapidshare, which all basically do the same thing if not a little more and a little better, llike actually hosting the file, although I always thought email accounts were an imperfect way to store files in the first place.