Hi Pen Fans!
On Thursday at 9:00 PM Eastern Time, I’m going to host a Google+ Hangout.
What is a Google+ Hangout? Essentially, it’s a lot like a Skype Video Chat, but instead of two people, you can have up to 10 people interacting with their webcams.
I’ve been doing Google+ hangouts with other photographers lately, and I can tell you….the interaction and learning possibilies are definitely wonderful.
I’ve done some Ustream video streams before, but I don’t really care for how they lack interactivity. I feel like I’m just yapping away, and everyone just watches me. Sure, people can interact in the chat…but when I’m speaking, and everyone else is typing, it’s just not quite the same.
If you would like, check out this link…
….this is a recorded hangout with photographers. Now obviously, you may have no interest in photography. But if you want to simply watch about 5 seconds, you’ll quickly see how these things work.
So if you are interested, you will need to be a Google+ member. However, Google+ is a great place for social media. I won’t get into all of my reasons (it’s quite a polarizing topic), but personally, I like Google+ much better than Facebook.
And if you don’t want to get involoved in another social media site, you can sign up, and simply don’t add people to your circles. Then you can participate in Hangouts that I host and leave it at that, if you prefer.
So – if you’d like to participate, you’ll follow this link to my Edison Google+ page on Thursday at 9:00 PM EST.
At this point, I really don’t have a topic in mind. I’m up for suggestions! Since the LA Pen Show is right around the corner, we could discuss Pen Shows. We could also discuss any range of topics…pen design, nib tuning, inks, whatever! Show up with whatever you’d like to discuss!
And rest assured – the purpose of this is not Edison promotion. If people have specific Edison questions, of course, I’ll talk about whatever people want. But the purpose of this is to promote pens in general and get people excited about pens of all types. I might use this in the future to launch new pen models, or whatever. But for now, the topics will not be Edison focused unless the crowd takes it in that direction.
Hope to see plenty of you Thursday night!
Brian at Edison