February 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm #176486
The President has held a couple of Google+ Hangouts, which seemed to work well both for discussion of important policy topics and from a technical standpoint. Are Members of Congress and government agencies exploring this new technology as a means of informing the public? If so, what results are you finding? If not, is this something of interest?
February 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm #176498
The Terms of Service for Google Hangout On Air (which is different than just Google Hangout) is currently not federal-friendly for most agencies. A Terms of Service that all agencies can use has been requested, and we're hoping Google follows through with it as it did Google Hangout. It should be noted that all social media tools agencies use must have compatible Terms of Service due to the Anti-Deficiency Act and more. Once that's complete you'll see many, many more of these.
February 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm #176496
Beth (Musselman) ClemonsParticipant
I'd be very interested to hear if anyone has done one and what their results were. I've done a bit of research at the request of our small business office and haven't found it a viable option, mostly because of the 10 attendee limit.
February 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm #176494
Beth - to Justin's point, the TOS is not there.
But you can do Hangouts on-air which doesn't have 10 attendee limit. We did one with couple hundred attendees and 4 guests speaking - topics was Presidential Management Fellowship - http://pathtopmf.com/resume-tips-for-prospective-presidential-management-fellows/
Energy has done some hangouts
February 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm #176492
Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder has had tremendous success utilizing the Google+ Hangouts technology. Thousands have joined webcasts of the regular events.
February 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm #176490
So how is the White House doing it then?
February 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm #176488
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