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Old 11-11-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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Google Hangouts for Linux


Does anyone know how to find and join a Linux Hangout for Google hangouts?

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Old 11-12-2015, 08:11 AM   #2
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You might find something here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/linux20hangouts
I haven't tried any of them personally.
 
Old 11-12-2015, 08:15 AM   #3
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You might find something here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/linux20hangouts
I haven't tried any of them personally.
Thank you.
 
Old 11-12-2015, 02:19 PM   #4
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you do know that there are only about 20 people in the world using G+
 
Old 11-12-2015, 03:26 PM   #5
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you do know that there are only about 20 people in the world using G+
No I didn't know that. What is your source for this?

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Old 11-17-2015, 06:57 AM   #6
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you do know that there are only about 20 people in the world using G+
Lol, a bit of an exaggeration, but only a bit.
 
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I think they're saying this because G+ has been somewhat of a failure since Google rolled it out.
 
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I think they're saying this because G+ has been somewhat of a failure since Google rolled it out.
The hangout feature works fine, I was asking how to find Linux Hangouts.
 
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I know, I meant Google+ has been a commercial and social failure, not a technical failure. As a social network, it has definitely lost to other more popular networks, like Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, etc.
 
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It's not that small. People want to believe it is, but the facts are otherwise. Certainly not as big as Facebook, but it's doing well enough. I know of lots of people on both. My family is all on it, because Hangouts is far superior to any other option, including especially Skype, which really sucks in comparison.
 
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It's not that small. People want to believe it is, but the facts are otherwise. Certainly not as big as Facebook, but it's doing well enough. I know of lots of people on both. My family is all on it, because Hangouts is far superior to any other option, including especially Skype, which really sucks in comparison.
I agree Skype sucks. Maybe there's an alternative to Hangouts where I can Video Conference in re: Linux?
 
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I know, I meant Google+ has been a commercial and social failure, not a technical failure. As a social network, it has definitely lost to other more popular networks, like Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, etc.
According to Statista, G+ is on a par with Instagram and only slightly behind Twitter for number of active users.
Facebook is in another league of course.

See todays blog for the re-invented G+.
 
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Well, yeah, I don't actually know as a fact, but just from what I've seen, and if you google "google+ failure" you'll find a lot of articles.
 
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Login to your G+ accounnt

then from your G+ account home page

the search bar on top of your home page
type in "linux"
and then in the menu ( likely under "more" )
click hangouts


i see one from 2015
a BUNCH that were last active in 2013 and 2012 and 2011


now the COMMUNITIES!!!!
that is a different matter
https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/linux/communities

but the top one only has 175,000 unique users
but the fifth top one has 18,000 users
the tenth place community has 5,600 users
 
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Communities have never really taken off on G+. I'm a member of several, and I'm rather glad they're small, or my feed would become unreadable. The number of posts would be so large that it would take hours to scan them all.
 
  


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