But Google Hangouts isn’t as good for one on one conversations.
The whole setup of a hangout, sending out invites, is too complicated for that, Instead you can just initiate a Google video call directly to another user, and that works very similarly to Skype and now Facebook (Google should add a video chat button to user profiles, too).
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Every global social media strategist and industry expert will tell you, the first step in creating an effective social media strategy, at any capacity, is listening.
The Chinese government makes it impossible for foreign companies to enter the Chinese social media network social network.
Without access to the majority of social media platforms used elsewhere in the world, the Chinese have created their own networks, just like facebook, Myspace, Youtube and foursquare – but with more users – which is why every global company needs to pay attention to these sites. Known as the “Twitter of China”, Sina Weibo is actually much more than just that – it has over twice as many users as Twitter, and it’s used by more than 22% of the Chinese Internet population of almost 540 million people!
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If you want to have a one on one video chat, and your friend list is hosted at Facebook, the new Facebook video chat is a near perfect product.
You can initiate a call right from the home page, or that person’s profile page. So for now, there’s really no comparison between the products.
But that’s misdirection – group chat on Skype requires that at least one user be paying .49/month for premium service. Google’s new hangout product is all about group chat, and it’s free. Google is smart about this, figuring out which person is talking and focusing the video stream on them until someone else takes over.
If you want to have fun with a group of friends, or hold a dead simple video team call, Google Hangouts is perfect for that.