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Unformatted text preview: Google Case Study I Collaboration Applications Objective After successfully completing the case study, you should be able to: Create a Gmail account Create, edit and participate in a blog Create and edit Google Sites (Wiki) What is Google? The Google web search engine provides users with websites relevant to their specific keyword(s). It ranks websites by the number of links to them from other highly relevant web pages. This simple technique has made Google one of the most popular search engines on the Internet. Other search services such as Google News, Google Product Search, Google Groups, Google Maps, and Image Search use the same technique. Google generates revenue by showing advertisements relevant to the content displayed on the screen or the keyword(s) searched by the user. The goal of this exercise is not to examine every feature of a Google application but to introduce students to the Google world. It is specifically focused on Google collaboration applications such as blogs, sites, docs, and videos. Create a Google Gmail Account Gmail stands for G oogle Mail . It is a free web-based e-mail service provided by Google. Gmail messages can be retrieved via web browser such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox or e- mail client such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook. Gmail supports both POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3) and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) protocols for accessing e-mails from a remote server over a TCP/IP. The POP3 protocol allows the e-mail client to connect online, download all e-mail messages onto a local computer (PC), and disconnect from the e-mail server. This protocol enables users to view messages without remaining connected to the Internet but it deletes messages from the e-mail server. This allows messages to be read only from the client machine which was used to retrieve the messages. On the other hand, IMAP supports both connected and disconnected modes of operation. IMAP procedure does not remove e-mails from the server until they are manually deleted by the user. Gmail has a user-friendly interface. Like other e-mail client programs, Google e-mails open in the main panel. Users can add stars to important messages. Users can also view who is available online from the Gmail window. It provides advance protection from spam. Gmail is available for mobile use as well. 1 Create a Gmail Account Objective In this exercise, you will create a Gmail account. Skip this exercise if you already have a Gmail account. Open Internet Explorer and type http://gmail.com in the URL address bar Press the enter key Opens the Gmail login account page. Click on Crea te an acco unt butto n 2 On Crea te an Acco unt page, click in First name field....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course IT 103 LAB taught by Professor Antony during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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