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ERIC Number: EJ887127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Google Voice: Connecting Your Telephone to the 21st Century
Johnson, Benjamin E.
Computers in Libraries, v30 n5 p20-24 Jun 2010
The foundation of the mighty Google Empire rests upon an algorithm that connects people to information--things such as websites, maps, and restaurant reviews. Lately it seems that people are less interested in connecting with information than they are with connecting to one another, which begs the question, "Is Facebook the new Google?" Given this trending away from solitary toward collaborative and communicative tools, it is perhaps not surprising that nearly all of the major Google products launched last year were related to interpersonal communication. But one of these myriad tools, a new telecommunications service called Google Voice, may be of particular interest to cash-strapped libraries wishing to extend their expertise and services to a population interested in real-time, mobile, interpersonal communication. This article discusses how the simple implementation of Google Voice, its elegant interface, and its myriad features can be a potential powerful communications tool for libraries wishing to provide or extend their services. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Language: English
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