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Oodles of Googles: ILF presentation 2011

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  • Oodles of GooglesEverything you wanted to know about Google and more!
  • Oodles a superabundance ofanything; a mass of things; a heap; a great quantity.
  • That’s a lot of Google!
  • What’s on the menu?• Google +• Search• Gears• Talk• Calendar• Gmail• Site• Knol• iGoogle• Talk and so much more……
  • Before we start let’s think about what Google is doing.
  • We are in the age of cloud computing and Google is creating application stacks.
  • Cloud Computing Stacking Apps in the cloud Google Search Blogger Youtube Picassa Google docs Android Google Calendar Google Reader Google Images Get the idea
  • Which is awesome unless….
  • FRIENDS
  • Who am I to you?EmployeeMotherFriendRelativeGamerWriterCookMovie FanReaderSister/Brother
  • Google has created circles Work friends Relatives Acquaintances
  • This gives you PRIVACY
  • My circles
  • Who can see my profile?
  • Hint about +1
  • Photos
  • Streams and newsfeeds are the same
  • Sparks
  • Sparks and comments
  • Hangout
  • Mobile apps
  • More Mobile
  • Even more mobile
  • Chrome
  • Google+ and Facebook
  • Privacy andyour rights!
  • Facebook’s privacyagreement is 5830 wordsU.S. Constitution is 4543 words
  • Breaking news 11.11.2011 http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/11/facebook-settlement-will-make-all- future-privacy-changes-opt-in.ars
  • Google changes how it searches.http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/giving-you-fresher-more-recent- search.html
  • Search (Tips and Tricks)• Try the site: operator to limit the search to a specific site.• Example oil site:nytimes.com
  • Search (Tips and Tricks)• Use Google as a calculator.• Use it as a world clock
  • Search (Tips and Tricks)• Currency conversion• Area code finder
  • Search (Tips and Tricks)• Word definition
  • Search (Tips and Tricks)• ~ Helps you find related terms.
  • Search (Tips and Tricks)• Explicit Phrase: “What is Happiness?” An easy way to narrow your search.
  • Search (Tips and Tricks)• Date ranges: Search Term War 2000..2008
  • Google Books
  • Google Books
  • Google Books
  • Google Books
  • Gears formerly Google Gears• This is a piece of software that is offered by Google that enable powerful applications and new features to work in your web browser.
  • Gmail• Gears allows you to use Gmail while you are offline.• You can read mail, label it and compose messages this is all synchronized the next time you connect.
  • Gmail (Get driving directions)• If you enter the address into the email a map link will appear in the right hand column.
  • Gmail Tasks• You can use Gmail to create a task list.
  • Gmail Tasks
  • Gmail Tasks You can create multiple lists.You can edit details and add notes.
  • Gmail now has a new look and feel
  • Gmail (All work and no play…)• You can have some fun and play with themes of your Gmail account.Before
  • Gmail (All work and no play…)How to …1. Go to settings -> Theme Tab.
  • Gmail (All work and no play…)• After.
  • Gmail and labels• Label are just folders where you can organize your email massages. Go to settings and pick the labels tab to create a new label.
  • Did you know you can search only blogs? This is found under the “More” menu item in Google+ and then click on even more link at the bottom.http://www.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en
  • You can search patents. http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en
  • You can search by product.http://www.google.com/prdhp
  • Results of e-book reader search
  • Google calendar• Before
  • Google calendar• After
  • Google calendar (Customize your view)• Settings -> General Settings -> Custom View Before AfterYou can customize the time period you would like be visible. One week or two
  • Google calendar (Show weather on your calendar)• Settings -> General -> Show weather based on my location and enter zip code.
  • Google calendar shortcuts
  • Google Buzz (Built into Gmail and looks like this ) Buzz works as a kind of social media integrator. I am going to add Twitter, Flickr and other stuff.
  • Google Buzz• Your Google profile is where you add your other Social Media. Ok so I fiddled with it for 30 minutes and could get it to do anything helpful.
  • Not a fan of Buzz• I use my profile post section to review and comment back
  • Google site (http://sites.google.com/)
  • Google Accounts• There are some really helpful tools that use all the time in the accounts section.
  • Google Account Google alerts are emails that are sent to you when Google finds a new search result that match your search term. These could be web pages, blogs, twitter comments. I use them to alert me to what people are saying about the library.This is another great tool that we use to analyze our web traffic.
  • Knol
  • Bonus Material
  • ThanksBlog: www.tscrobinson.comEmail: srobinson@acpl.info