Google+ has a lot going for it. It is one of the most exciting social networks around. Many G+ers can’t get enough of the Hangout feature. It is a great tool to have fun with or even do some business through. Starting a Hangout event is not that hard. But you should also promote your event, especially if you are holding a serious session. Hype My Hangout is an exciting tool that lets you do just that.
Google keeps adding new features to its social network all the time. Some of them require major announcements while others go unnoticed. It is hard to miss the latest features introduced on Google+ though. It is all about improving the quality of conversations in Hangouts. You will now be able to handle disruptive people in your Hangouts more easily. If most people block a person, he/she will be dropped and not allowed to rejoin. Google will be paying attention to disruptive people to block them from messing up public hangouts for others. Here is what chee chew‘s had to say about this:
jerks in the room – sometimes people do join the room who are disruptive. it happens in real life. i’m happy that in the vast majority of all hangouts don’t have this issue; unfortunately it is sometimes a real problem. we’ve rolled out a few improvements to help.
when someone gets blocked, everyone else will be asked if they want to also block this person. what we have learned is that a lot of people are not aware that this is something they can do. with this change, we will raise the visibility/awareness so that you have a way to protect yourself. we will proactively ask people to make a decision.
if someone is blocked by most people in the room, the blocked person will be escorted to the door… they’ll be dropped from the hangout, and not allowed back in that hangout.
we know that it’s not enough to just deal with jerks after they’ve come in and disrupted the hangout. and simply dropping them from one room risks having them go through every public hangout one by one. that only spreads the problem around. we can do better. so we’ve been working hard to block them from the system completely. here’s how:
first, identify and block them! with the data we get from your report signals, we can identify who’s misbehaving in public hangouts. we see this from patterns of confirming reports. we now identify these people, we block them from joining or creating any public hangouts. please help by continuing to use “block” as appropriate.
second, don’t let them create new accounts! blocking their account by itself doesn’t solve the problem if they can just create a new account and hop right in. so we have a new system we are launching to identify accounts that seem relatively fresh. we will ask these people to confirm their account with an sms message, making it harder and more costly to misbehave in hangouts. this will roll out over the next several days starting today. [click to continue…]
Those of you who have been doing Hangouts lately have probably seen people who have a banner with their name, logo, and tagline under their picture. That’s not magic. Hangout Lower Third is just the app you need to get that done. The good news is the app has now been featured in Hangouts.
I am proud to announce that Hangout Lower Third is now listed as a featured app in Hangouts. You can now easily switch to the “featured” tab and load the app. Thanks to +Amit Fulay +Richard Dunn +chee chew and the rest of the team for all your support and to +Robert Pitt for helping me building it. [click to continue…]
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