Friday, September 14, 2007

Thing 3: Set up a gmail account

THING 2. Set up a gmail acct.

Why? So you can join sites online and to try out some useful google tools.

Most of the tools we set up for the 23 Things require you to register by entering data in forms like the gmail one.

Screencast is here, How to get an gmail account
Step by step instructions are below.

Once you have your gmail account, send some test emails. If you are happy for other staff to know your gmail address, email libkat at and Kathryn will put your gmail address on the passworded wiki...or you can do it yourself after Thing 5

Next time you want to log in, go to

IF YOU WANT MORE: Get together with another participant, and see if you can work out how to use google chat to talk to each other right from your gmail page (Hint: Use Quick contacts on the left


  1. Go to

  2. Select More

  3. Select Gmail

  4. Select "Sign Up for Gmail"

  5. Enter:
  • First name

  • Last name

  • Login name - check availability

  • Password - note the strength

  • Create or answer the security question

  • Select location

  • Alternative email - you will be sent an email with a verification code. No need to click on it to verify but you do need to keep it for future reference (eg. in case you forget your password)

  • Enter the Word Verification to confirm you are a real person

  • Agree to the terms of service

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