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Georgia Southern University Creates Gadgets for iGoogle

3-6 Georgia Southern welcomes STEM educatorsGeorgia Southern University students, alumni and fans can now add customized Georgia Southern gadgets to their iGoogle page on the popular search engine Google. Gadgets are popular additions that allow iGoogle users to customize their pages with information and activities that they like.

Georgia Southern University recently created several new gadgets that will be the perfect addition to any True Blue Georgia Southern fan’s iGoogle page. The new gadgets include: Georgia Southern Trivia, Georgia Southern Traditions, the Georgia Southern Fight Song, Football and Basketball schedules and a Georgia Southern Flickr Photo Display.

iGoogle, a service of Google (www.google.com), is a customizable start page or ‘web portal” that is used by millions of Google users around the world. Originally launched in 2005, it features the capability to add web feeds and Google Gadgets.

‘These new gadgets were developed by Georgia Southern students and will allow fans to bring a piece of Georgia Southern to their personalized iGoogle page online,” said Christian Flathman, director of marketing and communications at Georgia Southern University. ‘When users add Georgia Southern’s gadget to their iGoogle home page, they will see them each time they visit the page.”

Georgia Southern University Gadgets

Georgia Southern Trivia Gadget
Users can test their Georgia Southern knowledge by adding this gadget to their iGoogle page. The questions range from easy to difficult and are sure to keep fans

Georgia Southern Traditions
What is your favorite tradition? When you download the Traditions Gadget, each of Georgia Southern’s most popular traditions is displayed along with a photo and short description on the iGoogle home page.

Georgia Southern Fight Song
Now you can hear the Southern Pride marching band play the Georgia Southern fight song anywhere you are with an internet connection. The Georgia Southern fight song is now only a click away when users add this popular tune to an iGoogle page. Wave the Blue. Wave the White.

Football and Basketball Schedules
When’s the next game? Who is Georgia Southern playing next week on the road? Find out by adding this gadget that provides direct access to game schedules direct from your iGoogle page.

Georgia Southern Flickr Photo Display
Georgia Southern has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Now users can see Georgia Southern photos on their iGoogle page through Georgia Southern’s Flickr Photo Display. Photos taken throughout the year rotate making this a ‘picture perfect” addition to your iGoogle page.

‘These new gadgets are a part of our goal to provide students, alumni and fans the opportunity to interact with Georgia Southern from anywhere in the world,” says Flathman.”

To add Georgia Southern’s iGoogle gadgets,

1.Visit www.google.com

2. Create or log onto iGoogle.

3. Select the ‘Add Stuff” link.

4. In the Search for Gadgets box, type in Georgia Southern University.

5. Choose a gadget and select Add it now.

Users that already have an iGoogle account can add by visiting:
http://www.google.com/ig/directoryq=Georgia+Southern+University&root=%2Fig&dpos=top

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