BlogTalk: Let's Hangout!
Well then. Let's try that shall we?
I admit it...I'm not a very techy person. When I hear about something new, I usually run to my younger brother and ask him to explain it to me. So that's what I did when I first heard about Google+ Hangouts. Not familiar with G+ Hangouts? Basically, its a virtual chat room you can sit in with up to 9 of your friends. According to my brother, the best hangouts function like a roundtable. You know the show The View? Like that, but on the internet. And you're Barbara Walters.
So, curious creature that I am, I thought I'd like to try a Hangout with 9 of my blogger friends. I think its a really interesting technology with lots of different applications... chefs are using it to teach classes; reporters are using it to stream news stories as they happen; and Presidents of the United States are up on it too. But design bloggers... where are they on Google+? Nowhere (at least not that I can find).
I feel like G+ Hangouts may be the next frontier where we bloggers and readers can connect. I know, I know, we're already connected on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest etc etc... but there's nothing that can replace talking face-to-face (or screen to screen).
You with me? Let's give it a go!
So how is this all going to work? Leave a comment and let me know if you'd like to be a guinea pig and figure this all out along with me. Unfortunately, only 9* other people can join me in the Hangout so I'll have to randomly pick if more than 9 of you are interested. It would be so cool to meet some faraway blog friends for the first time!
Using G+ Hangouts is really simple, but there are a few things you'll need to participate:
- here's the system requirements
- you'll need a webcam too
- and you have to add me to your Google+ circles
C'mon, let's give it a try!
* Google+ Hangouts have just introduced Hangouts On Air, where you can record your video chat and have millions watch you chat live. Once I get beyond feeling like a guinea pig, maybe we'll do that next so more of us can join in on the fun :)