By Invitation Only

So far GMail is only in beta state just as orkut another google derivative …. both are by invitation only. Is this a trend to sell (web-)product by making it rare?

I have seen a bunch of articles lately on people “paying” for the beta gmail accounts – and that after the initial yelling about the ads and the search function! Today I saw articles on at least 5 blogs where people who already have an account got a second round of invitations to distribute and people were grabbing them as fast as they could.

Interesting, I say–thinking wether I should try to grab one too, just to find out what the talk is all about.

(I am simply too lazy to link anywhere today, you guys don’t click the links anyway do you?).