Gmail Prioritization: More of This, Please

If you’re not bugged out by computer algorithms deciding what’s important, Gmail’s new priority inbox should seem like a revelation.

The feature, which is rolling out to Gmail users now, arranges e-mail into the sections. The top group of messages are deemed “important,” coming from people whose messages you read and reply to the most. Starred messages appear in the middle section, and everything else gets placed at the bottom, organized chronologically like regular e-mail.

As I wait for Google’s rollout angels to pass over my neck of the Internet, I dreamed of some other services that could also use prioritization. With any luck, algorithms will be able to ween out the junk from these services as well:

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Jared Newman / PC World