I’m a Gmail user so I’ve used Google hangouts in the past but I just signed up for G+. From first impressions it seems like a much neater version of Facebook and the settings seem much easier to navigate than LinkedIn so it seems like a happy medium between the two. I’m not sure if I will really use it but I will see how it goes.
I mostly used the hangout app for instant messaging and occasionally used the video chat but probably due to internet connection the video chat didn’t work very well. I recently completed a group project with five other team mates based all over Ireland and found Skype to be invaluable to the success of the project. We were able to have group conference calls and share our screens with each other when needed. We did use many of the google apps while working on this project alongside Skype. During the final stages of the project we would have Skype conference calls and work on our final report through Google Docs. One app we didn’t utilise during the project was the Google Calendar. This would have been really useful for updating team members when it was their turn to update the task log and other general notifications.
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