11 – Google + /Hangouts


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

Website: plus.google.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online
2013: 10
2012: 17
2011: 26
2010: –
2009: –
2008: –
2007: –

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