Telephone calls are so old-school.
Everyone’s talking about how nobody answers their phones anymore and how people would rather text than make a call. But they aren’t discussing this on the phone. Tweet this
What is this romance with texting? Some people text me to request that I call them. Um, why not just call me?
While land lines have been disconnected all across the fruited plain, recent technological developments have made video–to steal Ma Bell’s old long-distance advertising slogan–”the next best thing to being there.”
Skype and various webinar platforms have “webolutionized” communication and are fast making phone calls so … yesterday. My Skype name is: michaelcaruso4
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Now, Google+ Hangout is on the scene and the party has really begun. Video is adds a refreshing component to what might normally be a drab telephone connection.
Video communication is really fun!
I’ve been having a blast with a video through a Google+ feature called “Hangout.” It’s sleek, simple, and fun.
Here are the easy steps for doing your first video chat via Google+ Hangout
1. Get a free Google account, including a gmail address.
2. Go to http://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/res/talkvideo/hangouts/ and download the free plug-in.
3. Watch the one-minute demo video.
4. Go https://plus.google.com/ and start a profile
5. To participate in a video chat just pull up Google+ and click “Start a hangout” in the upper right corner.
The above set-up process should take about ten minutes total and you only have to do it once.
After you’re set-up, just click the Hangout button and invite whomever you’d like to the call.
Find me on Google+ and we’ll Hangout!
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