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Aug, 2014

Google+ Updates

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Here is what went down on Google+ in the month of July. More to come in coming weeks with rumours of the social network separating its Photos app from the service. Here is what you may have missed. You can now use a pseudonym on Google+ When Google+ launched, it had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. The brains behind it thought that this would help create a community made up of real people. Gradually, it loosened the restrictions and starting July 15, 2014, there […]

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Jun, 2014

Google+ Hangouts On Air with eMentoring Africa

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If you own an Android phone or you are a social media enthusiast, you probably know what Hangouts are and have used the application too. If not, don’t fret, you can discover Hangouts here. Hangouts were originally made to be a chat feature that allows you to video call up to 10 participants across the world at any time and on any device, whether smartphone or computer. Hangouts became pretty popular and Googlers kept getting user requests for a feature that took Hangouts beyond the private space and into the public […]

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Nov, 2013

Google Introduces Helpouts

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Helpouts is a new Google product that connects people who need help with people who can give help (experts) over live video. It will enable users to either get help across multiple topics right from their PCs or mobile device or  to monetize on their knowledge and skills. While the product has not been publicly launched, it is our understanding that it will rely on Hangouts On Air to power that one-on-one interaction between the “student” and “teacher”. With the aid of Helpouts, Internet users will now be able to receive […]

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Oct, 2013

Integrating Google+ Hangouts into TV Broadcasting

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It is no surprise to anyone in the world of media and entertainment that we’re in a new age of broadcasting. And with it, we have witnessed new consumer habits, different ways of content consumption and fierce competition. So how does a broadcaster manage to attract the now easily distracted audience, engage and captivate them? Google+ Hangouts offer an excellent solution. Using this tool, the broadcaster is able to let the audience take the lead on the news, debates and any pertinent issues arising. In the age of Social Media, for […]

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Oct, 2013

Q&A app: Link with your Google+ Event

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The new Google+ Hangout App, Q&A, also allows you to connect it with your Google+ event. This allows the participants to ask questions directly from the event’s section. To include the Q&A app to your Google+ event, follow these two steps: On your Hangout on Air window, initiate/launch the Q&A app from the left side bar by click on it. When activated, it will appear on the right column. If you’ve a recent or ongoing Google+ event, a pop up box will appear requesting you to add Q&A app to the […]

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Oct, 2013

Q&A app: Bringing more Interactivity to Hangouts

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Google has added a new app, Q&A, to Hangouts. The new app will allow viewers to ask questions during Hangouts, and the host then can select the question and respond in real-time. How it Works The Q&A app appears by default every time you initiate a Hangout on Air, and it remains inactive until the Hangout is broadcast live. Before broadcasting, the Hangout host is given the option to enable/disable the Q & A app. Once the Hangout is live, viewers see a prompt to “Ask a question”. Participants, on the […]

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Oct, 2013

Discover Google+ Features

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Google plus is undoubtedly a feature rich platform. In its 2 years of existence, we’ve seen it steadily grow to attract over 300 million active users. Google confirms that active users are spending an average 12 minutes on the platform. What makes up for this outstanding stats? Amazing features? Well, I will let you answer that question by end of this blog post. Cutting to the chase, below are the Google+ Features for starters. 1. Multi-Column Home Stream Your stream comes with a choice between single column or multi-column design. […]

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