Google Talk Gadget brings GT, YouTube sharing to personalized Google home pages

Google Talk Gadget brings GT, YouTube sharing to personalized Google home pages

Summary: Just today, Google has introduced the Google Talk Gadget.Its a web-based module that users can add to their Google Personalized Homepage.

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Just today, Google has introduced the Google Talk Gadget.

Its a web-based module that users can add to their Google Personalized Homepage.

The upside of this, near as I can tell, is that you can place Google Talk directly on your Google Personalized Home Page. From there, you can see and chat with your friends, and even share, say, YouTube videos.

Now let us look at a couple of grabs from Google's own demo of this Google Talk Gadget demo.

Well, Karine and corgicrazy have been added to this Google Talk user's conversation. Caller'sasking both of these folks if they like puppet shows.

Since this grab is off a Google Talk Gadget demo posted on Google, the bottom sentence is cut off. Gist of it is that corgicrazy really can't get enough of pooches on parade.

So now let me show you how Google Talk Gadget looks on a Google user's personalized home page:


Sorry for blur: took grab from the demo. Still, from here, the caller can type in, say, a YouTube URL for a puppet show clip (better not be one of Viacom's tho').

Now that's what I call integration.

 

 

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  • Another great productivity tool!

    <sarcasm>
    I can see 'millions' frittering away their time with this!
    Way to go Google!
    </sarcasm>

    (Actually, it's a pretty nice idea and give users another option)
    D T Schmitz
  • A new funkier homepage!

    You might also be interested in a brand new start page available called Funky Homepage. It's comprised mainly of Google gadgets (as well as Gadgets from other sources), live news feeds, daily Bushisms, daily jokes, horoscopes, videos, weather (up to 5 locations), interactive calendar, Google calendar viewer (for up to 5 Google calendars), comic strips and lots more besides. It also lets you choose your own search engine, colour scheme, etc.

    Unlike many of the other personalised start pages available, there's no need to create an account and it's all already set up for you, with the most popular gadgets organised by category and sub-category. So there's virtually no setting-up work required by the user. More advanced users can choose to add their own Google gadgets and RSS feeds, but most people just use the gadgets and tools provided.

    It's free to use and you can check it out at http://www.funkyhomepage.com
    mrblad@...