Last week a group of people we having a meeting across town that I was unable to attend. "Why don't you put up a Google Hangout and I'll come virtually." It reminded me of the time I asked the leader of a Google Wave User's Group meeting, "What's the WAVE address?" There was silence on both occasions.

So what is a Google Hangout? How do you set it up? This short video will show you how easy it is. So next week, I'm going to insist. Or perhaps I will go to the event and make it available as a Hangout.

Watch directly on YouTube.

I hope you find this humorous and informative.

Turns out, I didn't really answer the question, "What's a Google+ Hangout?" So here's what an active Hangout looks like. You can have up to 10 people in the hangout at one time. It's just a simple way to gather friends and people in your circle together.

Screen Shot 2011 11 15 at 7.52.24 AM Google Hangout with little steve jobs: Whats a hangout?

Google's Getting Started with Hangouts (reference)
See also the iSteve Jobs page (illustration)

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  • http://uber.la jmacofearth

    Thanks for the observation that I didn't even explain what a Google Hangout was. I've updated with some annotations. kudos to @milkjackson:twitter  http://t.co/DjORN0xc

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