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1 Google Series Part 1: gmail Part 2: maps Part 3: talk Part 4: earth Part 5: books Part 6: picasa Part 7: sites Part x: ?

2 google talk Google Series Part 3 David J Young

3 What is GoogleTalk? Fundamentally, its Googles Instant Messenger App Text Chat Text Chat History Group Chat Voice Chat Video Chat Leave a voice message Send SMS Make a phone call Send files Send

4 How do you run Google Talk? Any Gmail user -builtin to gmail standard view -Chrome -FireFox IE Safari Not available in basic HTML view Google Talk client 3 rd Party client Browser Plugin

5 3 rd Party Applications Pidgin Psi Adium iChat Trillian Pro Miranda Kopete

6 Client vs Plugin vs Gmail Browser Plugin Text/Voice/Video Chat Outbound Phone calls Inbound calls w/full Google Voice Windows Client Text Chat Send/Receive Files Forward mailto links to gmail Change availability status Voice Chat* Voic * Phone Calls* Gmail notification Browser Plugin Text/Voice/Video Chat Outbound Phone calls Inbound calls w/full Google Voice Gmail Text Chat AIM Chat Send/Receive SMS Messages Change availability status Voice Chat* Video Chat* Group Chat * Requires Browser Plugin too

7 Gmail vs Client vs Plugin * Requires Browser Plugin FeatureGmailWindows Client Text ChatYes Voice ChatYes* Video ChatYes* AIM (AOL Chat)YesNo Send/Receive SMSYesNo Send FilesNoYes Send Voic NoYes Send Yes Go Off the RecordYes View Chat HistoryYes Change StatusYes Gmail NotificationNoYes Group ChatYesNo Redirect Internet URLsNoYes Outbound Phone CallsYesNo Inbound Phone CallsYes (w/ full Google Voice)No Block UsersYes Run anywhereJust aboutPC Only Client CustomizableNoYes

8 GoogleTalk client Windows PC only Windows XP or better

9 Friends Status Sorted by availability Then sorted alphabetically

10 Status Messages Can set in Gmail Can set in Windows Client

11 Comparisons Pros Browser or Gmail dont have to be open Quick way to launch Gmail or GTalk Notification popup Redirection of Internet URLs Not necessary to load any software Automatic availability status Works on just about any platform Adds video and voice chat Cons Only works on PCs running Windows Can only approximate your availability Browser must be open to Gmail Only basic text chat Cant leave voic Windows Client Gmail Browser Plugin

12 Notifications Beep Green dot flashes Task bar icon flashes Popup window for new

13 Google Talk integration Gmail Contacts Google Voice + Flash Google Mail

14 Privacy Go off the record Block Security Uses SSL encrypted connections

15 Chat History A history of chats are saved in gmail under chats

16 My impression Nice integration to gmail contact Ubiquitous for all gmail users Fragmented feel between Google clients Easy to use

17 Demo Settings Notifications Pop-out/Pop-in Animated emoticons Launch Gmail Sign into AIM Send Text Chat Send voic

18 Who am I? Electrical Engineer UNIX Systems Administrator Programmer Web Developer Database Administrator Network Administrator Project Manager Motorcyclist

19 References


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