Society for One-Place Studies Google Hangout FAQs and Links
- Google? I do not have an account. How do I do this?
Now create your account. This is essentially an email address, but it is the key to a whole host of Google Goodies – YouTube, Google +, Google Drive (spreadsheets and word documents).
Once you have your email address something like XYZ@gmail.com you have the facility to join the Google communities (there are a quite a few genealogical ones, and others!) and join in. You can also access the hangouts.
- How do I join a Society hangout?
You can participate in one of two ways:
- By participating and joining the hangout as a JOINer
- By VIEWing the hangout live or from the archived hangout
- Where can I participate and get involved?
Google allows nine people to be in the hangout with the host. It maybe that members or people are invited to take part in a presentation.
You will need to be a member of the Google Community
Once you are a member the hangout event will appear in your Google+ Stream. If you respond to the event invite with yes or maybe the event will appear in your Google Calendar and will convert to your time zone.
If there are more than ten people Google will advise it is full and you will need to view rather than participate.
- What is the Google Stream?
This is effectively your Google dashboard or the equivalent to the Facebook newsfeed. It is where you see what interests you – the posts that have been shared to the Google communities you have joined.
- Where can I watch the Hangout as a live event?
You can be a VIEWer via the YouTube Channel
- Can I watch the show later?
Yes, you can watch the show via the YouTube Channel –
- I am on Facebook. How do I find out about the Hangouts?
The best way to keep up to date and not miss anything is to:
- Check Facebook regularly – as we will announce the date and details of the hangouts here and will share the link to the YouTube show ONCE THE HANGOUT IS LIVE or you can visit http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2g5-3-hnJ6MMDJS22tcLA.
- Subscribe to the YouTube Channel – This is useful as YouTube will send you an email when new videos are uploaded.
- Join the Google Community as it allows the hangout to show in your Google Stream.
- The Hangouts will be also advertised via the Society Blog and the Calendar – both available via the website – www.one-place-studies.org.
- What topics are going to be discussed on the Hangout?
This will vary. You can make suggestions via any of the Society social media channels or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You are in the UK and I am not. How do I find the correct time for the hangouts?
- How often are there hangouts?
These are likely to be monthly, but may vary.
- You have not covered my question; what can I now do?
You can email email@example.com or send a message via Facebook.
Google Community https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113436392114779517683
YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2g5-3-hnJ6MMDJS22tcLA
Twitter @OnePlaceStudies – #1placestudies