Hangout Live on "How to improve Hangouts" with +James Lawson and Pio Dal Cin

here is the Live hangout for +Katherine Gramann who couldn't attend for technical reason and for+Chee Chew (who snobbed me as usual).. Too bad none of the +Google people attended the hangout.

Maybe next time
James Lawson-Smith's profile photoJames Lawson-Smith originally shared this post:
On the 25th myself and +pio dal cin hosted the first hangout on-air to discuss how to improve hangouts. We invited a wide range of people to come along and let us know what they wanted to see improved, add or changed in the Hangouts.

Click Expand this post for participants and points raised in this show.

Percipients where: +pio dal cin +Robert Redl +Sarah Hill +Shefali Burns +Joseph Puglisi +Mike Downes +Bruce Garber +Tshaka Armstrong +Fraser Cain +Osman A +Gary Levin +M Monica+Matthew Carano and +George Krieger

Points raised in the hangout were:
• Have a green/red system for mic mute button

• Be able to reserve space for people in the hangout

• Be able to open a second video chat to have a private chat but still be able to get back into main hangout.

• Be able to lock participant number. Ie only 6 people can join this hangout

• Better ways of finding public hangouts

• Have a courtesy document explain what people should and should not do in a hangout

• When you hover over someone’s name the ID Box pops up, the same as if you hover on someone’s name in the stream.

• Be able to easily tell what time zone people are in. Maybe have a +5 or -5 in their thumbnail to say they are 5 hours ahead or behind your own timezone.

On-air specific topics
• Be able to have a lower thirds come up in the stream with person’s name when you green box someone

• Create a universal hangout time zone

• Have a system whereby the host has to authorise entry to the hangout if link Is shared

• Fix URL loophole. If the On-Air hangout url gets posted ANYONE can join that on-air hangout

• Have an individual audio function. Ie, be able to turn the hangout down without turning yourself down (Musicians would love to do this)

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