10 – Google + /Hangouts

Google+ is a  social networking service set up by Google. Google Hangouts are proving a popular place for video meetings and events.

Google+ continues its climb up the chart, and this year makes it into the top 10.

Website Cost Availability
plus.google.com Free Online
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
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Some comments from those who voted for Google +/Hangout

Google+ is very good for deep conversations and the live Hangouts feature works well. It is a small select community for me at G+. Harold Jarche, 2014

content sharing and chat, David Schindler, 2014
i use it for social learning, Suleyman Eren, 2014
turning into a useful learning tool, Mike Collins, 2014
every meeting, with shared screens, webcam, collaborative apps, etc. JD Dillon, 2014
for educational blogging, Sergey Litvinov, 2014

For sharing images and videoclips made by students and colleagues, 2013
google hangouts, best way to see and collaborate with folks around the globe  Danny Ortegon 2013
Google hangouts. Group chatting, shared google doc sessions and sync’d youtube video viewing… and thats just for starters. SO many possibilities.  Shakir Ahmad 2013
Google Hangouts – can be on Google Drive at same time. Like it better than Skype despite some shortcomings  Debra Lee 2013
Google+ Communities replace an LMS  Urs Frei 2013
Google Hangouts replace Web conferencing platforms  Urs Frei 2013
Google + Communities – They allow me to target and contain my professional circles and easily share information.  Debra Robinson 2013
I find G+ is very good for deep conversations and the live Hangouts feature is still a killer app, even though the features and interface keep changing, showing that the platform is built by engineers, for engineers.  Harold Jarche 2013
Google Hangouts – One of the most important innovations for education. It gives teachers the opportunity to collaborate in real time anywhere in the world.  Tim Childers 2013