DON’T FORGET TO BRING LAPTOP COMPUTERS TO CLASS TOMORROW……….AND TO CREATE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE IT IN TURNS TO BE THE HOST FOR A LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUTS ON AIR BROADCAST
So that we can all try out hosting a Google+ Hangouts on Air, we will be moving to the library.
Class: Tuesday 10th May 2016, meet in the library coffee shop from 4.30 to 5.00, moving onto a booked library room. Bring your laptop
Olatagu Johnson has offered to book the room, and he will add the room number to the comments below.
Before you come to class there are a number of things you need to do on your laptop/
Make sure you can access Google+
- Create a new community, as add your instructor and peers to the list by inviting us to join the community.
- You need to create yourself a You Tube channel. You must also make sure you verify the channel before class, or it won’t work.
- Make sure your Google+ is connected to your You Tube channel
- download the latest hangouts plugin hangouts plugin
In class you will get the chance to try out being a host for an online broadcasting channel, hangouts on air.
Google+ has launched a new program called “Create” that puts makers, artists, influencers and experts in their field in front of a bigger audience. If you’ll recall, Mountain View redesigned its social network last year to focus on Communities and Collections. Communities are a place where people can share posts revolving around their interests, while Collections is a feature that collates a user’s posts that focus on a single topic.
The Create program seeks to find and promote the platform’s most active users who make their own content. Say, chefs who post their own recipes, photographers who share their own pictures, explorers who document their journeys or astrophysicists who can explain what gravitational wavesare. Google product manager Daniel Raynaud told TechCrunch that they’re “looking for people who have both a passion for their subject, and also put great effort and craft into their posts.” He added that the G+ team’s goal is to “continually evolve the program to accommodate participants around the world, that represent varying interests and passions.”
Google will screen anyone interested in being a part of the program. Those who get approved will go though profile verification. Their collections will also be featured from time to time, and they’ll get to test upcoming G+ features before anyone else. If you’re interested in leveraging the platform to drum up interest in your craft, check out the current list of Create members to know what kind of users the program’s accepting.
Get your Google+ Create account now!