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Google chat … chat inside your Gmail account Tuesday, 14 February 2006 11:01 am

Posted by Dongmei in featured IT of the week, What's new at Google?!.

Why a new category on Google in my blog, isn’t enough there about the Google universe?

I decide to do a column/category just for Google, temporarily, I named it “what’s new at Google“. Why, it helps librarians to differentiate our world (to our patron) from the Google world if we become Google experts, or at least keep up with what’s going on in the Google universe (fellow librarians, I’m sure that you’ll learn a lot if you listen to Steven Bell’s teleconference presentation “Google and Your Patrons” in the College of DuPage’s Soaring to Excellence 2006 series).
I can’t say I’m a Google expert, but I use lots of Google services and Google tools on a daily base, I want to show you many things that Google can do (and can’t do ;-)). And you know what, one study shows that among all the people that used search engines, only about 5% used the advanced search function (that’s my motivation right here, to make you one of those 5% :-)).

All that being said, here’s the first post, about the all new Google chat service:

Google finally launched its very own chat service that it’s been promising for weeks. Now you can chat inside Gmail, with your Gmail contacts and folks on the Google Talk network. You can save the chat history in the chats folder (just like one of your regular email folders), and best yet, you can even search them, like you do with other Gmail email entries. You can opt to turn off the save function (in settings).

Google started to roll out chat on all Gmail accounts, I saw mine this morning, so hopefully you’ll see yours (if you use Gmail) soon. Happy chat on Valentine’s Day!



1. Ted - Wednesday, 10 January 2007 10:55 pm

Surely it serves a purpose greater than paying your taxes.

2. Andy - Wednesday, 19 December 2007 1:42 pm

Oh, and did not know about it. Thanks for the information …

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