Google's Hangouts Example
I am glad that people experiment with GooglePlus Hangouts in so many ways which proves the power of this feature.
Handout in Politics
Bret Baier moderated yesterday (Nov 16th) on Special Report, the first ever Google's Hangout in politics.
It was Republican Candidate Mitt Romney with 3 normal people like you and me.
What is a hangout - a video conferencing in which up to 10 Googleplus users can chat on-line in real time, a great way to comunicate face-to-face
It was a pleasant surprise for me that in addition to the ways I suggeste to use hangouts, which is powerful tool for businesses which use remote workers, for interviews, for meetings with partners and so on, we can add now a new effective field "politics".
Yesterday I was tire working on my next Digital Product. I decided that I needed a sort brake.
My ideal break will be a 30 min or one hour walk in the park, this usually clear my head and is healthy. But it was raining and I wanted only a short break.
So I jumped to Foxnews to see what is new. Surprise the first ever Hangout in politics.
The Old Way
We have serious problems in this country now, high unemployment, an economy which instead to improve is failing down even deeper.
The polls show that over 70% of Americans consider that the country is going in the wrong direction.
So we straggle to choose the best candidate but we do it in the old format which is obsolete.
We ask vital questions: about Economy, foreign policy...
And we give the candidates 30 sec or even one minute to respond.
I really think that we encourage the superficiality.
In the old way the candidates will give you only a slogan without details. The best example has been "change".
How you can give in 30 seconds your foreign policy?
How you can explain a turn around of economy in 30 seconds or even in a minute?
The New Way
Deffinitely must be a new way of finding out more the 30 second/one minute resposes for problems which are so vital to out well being.
In this example:
- Republican Candidate Mitt Romney was in Columbia South Carolina
- Brit from Special Report was the moderator of Hangout - Washington DC
- Ales, Peter, and Mike were three US citizens who joined the conversation
What makes Handouts special is the multi-dimensional conversation, everybody can speak with everyone else.
YES, the Google's Hangout is an example of a better way.
- The response can be as long as the candidate wishes
- We can have how many rebattles as we consider we need to clarify the subject
- No time constrains at all
To participate, all you have to do is set your status as available and if you are a Google+ active user, people from within your circles are able to connect with you via video live feed
The video chat is free!
I am very comfortable with this idea.