Google Talk Desperate for users
Google Talk blog is encouraging its users to come out with interesting stories on how they use the gTalk messenger.
Tell us how you Talk
We want to hear how you’re using Google Talk — and we’re looking for everything from the practical to the wacky. As in: did Google Talk help you get a date? Has it it reduced the cost of your small business communications? Is it easier to keep in touch with folks outside the country? Or maybe you used Google Talk to sing karaoke along with your friends in Korea … You get the idea.
So please, send us your story. If you’re especially cutting-edge, try shooting your story on video, upload it to Google Video, and send us the Google Video URL via the same form. We’ll post some of the most interesting stories on the Google Talk site. Watch for those soon.
Product Marketing Manager, Google Talk
This I take as their PR stunt. But these days all gmail users who don’t use gTalk get a box stating “like to chat? Try google talk” in their gmail chat box. This clearly is an indicator of how they are trying to get more users for gTalk.
gTalk hasnt been doing well, since it doesnt offer much feature. Though recently file transfer was added, it still isn’t prefered over yahoo IM. For one, the features are way too low. Two, not many have still shifted to gTalk, which means one tends to stick to yahoo IM cause if he shifts he would lose all his contacts. And three, very bad integration of services. In Yahoo IM, I can just about do/access anything and everything Yahoo provides, but with gtalk I have integration of only two of Google’s serivices.
I just hope this pays off for gTalk and more users start using it cause I am one of those who feel the simplicity of gTalk rocks! 🙂
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