Using Google Hangouts Part 1 Create a Google+ Account

I wanted to put together a series of videos for my family so we can all get together using Google Hangouts. I quickly realized that there would be many steps…none of them hard. So this will become a multi-part posting beginning with creating a Google+ account..

So What is Google+…from Ara Wagoner:

Google+ is a social network that builds off of your Google Account. If you have a Google Account, you can activate your Google+ account as easily as you would activate Google Now. At first, it seems about the same as Facebook or Twitter, importing contacts and assigning them to circles — Google+’s version of lists. After that, you can add curated circles for your particular interests, entertainment, news, sports, etc. That said, the first big difference is that Google+ isn’t reliant on any of those real-life contacts you import. I went into Google+ with none of my family or friends using the site. That’s right, none. And that was perfectly fine, because my feed is not clogged with baby pictures and engagement announcements like Facebook is. It’s filled with Android, cooking and Disney. Because those are my interests and my passions, and that is a big part of what Google+ is for: connecting you to other people who are interested in your passions.

I looked at several different definitions and I liked this one the best.

We need Google+ circles to create our Google Hangouts and invite people to attend. So let’s get to work creating a Google+ account, review my video and get your account setup.

-Dave

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