Google is known for their Google doodles which commemorate special events or interesting anniversaries for various days of the year. Therefore, it was no surprise when they debuted "The Story of Send," a cute, easy to understand look at how an e-mail goes from your computer to someone else's phone. Your message actually travels quite a way before it ends up resting in your friend's inbox.
According to ABC News, "the message goes through your Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) pipes, over to Google, then to one of Google’s data centers, then to a server floor (where it is scanned for viruses, etc.), and then out to the recipient. And that message goes through those steps incredibly fast; Google says that more than 50 percent of e-mails sent through Gmail are delivered in less than a second."
Google also takes the time to explain what energy efficient technology they use each step of the e-mail process so you know you're helping save the environment as soon as you hit "send."
What do those of you taking our computer information systems program think about the visualization of this process? Did they do an accurate job? Did you realize your e-mail goes through so many steps?