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Real Talk about video conferencing tools, tips and Google+ Hangout's

Updated on February 19, 2015
By Joe Shlabotnik
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Video Cam Programs & Networks help us to be real

Many online tools exist today to help folks learn to adapt to this bright new way to communicate with friends, family, co-workers, associates, and business partners or potential clients for E-Business or on the ground business purposes. The art of being real on the web will definitively help people to learn much newer ways to effectively make the proper connections, using their mobile devices, personal computers, and or tablets (Including iPods & iPads).

Paltalk - Video Conferencing

In order to make the best human form of communications today on the web, whether it be by means of social networking or video conferencing on a peer to peer chat network such as Paltalk, the individual attempting to make such a connection needs to have a web cam if they are using a PC, and or the application program for such a network, if using a mobile device.

Paltalk is a video conferencing program that allows for people to make video calls, and establish pc to pc video chat communications, but if you own only a mobile device it shall work as well, you must locate the Paltalk mobile app first, then download it onto your mobile device to make such a communications work & without need of making a phone call. Your mobile phone however needs to be equipped with a video camera such as on the iPhone 4S, where face-time is possible, and or on an, iPod or iPad as well. (Look out for iPhone 5 coming soon, more then likely towards the end or mid summer 2012.)

These new age forms of communicating all help to bring the reality of a connection between two or more people into the computing world, the other technical requirement would also be to have an internet signal, because all of these video camera rendering capabilities must all run on the internet, and whether it be wireless, a wired connection, tethering, or WiFi.

Easing your tension and relaxing before making communications

Its not easy for some people to reveal themselves in this way, and so you must plan ahead of time, and or practice using a mobile phones cam to get use to talking into the screen, and since you may not be use to using audio video communications. This definitely takes practice, but before you know it you will begin to get the hang of it and become much more comfortable speaking and being seen behind a computing device.

You can also embed an entire Video Conference room into your website using paltalk. Once you learn to create your own room there on their network this cool option becomes available, and it will help you to leverage your web location in more ways then one, and that's if you have one for networking purposes, personal, or for business.

Paltalk's CEO Speaks to us all

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Skype - Video Calls

You can also use a cool network known as Skype which is pretty much the same as Paltalk, when it comes to how it functions on the web, with video cam communications between pc to pc, mobile device to pc or vice verses.

The difference is that Paltalk goes a bit deeper into social communications amongst a chat community of users from all over the globe, and Skype pretty much is a solo tool where you will form communications with a single person, rather then have the opportunity to divert your attention towards a much larger group of people, which helps actually in making for a more cleaner communications forum or platform.

The technical requirements are also the same in terms of the Skype program applications & downloads via your pc, or mobile devices, its just located at its uniquely own network on the web, and you can also find it in the iPhone apps store, or Android market place & may also find it on Microsoft's windows media center for the Xbox Kinect device in the near future as well.

If you have a pc make sure to check your audio output and microphone connections, so that when you try to make a call to someone (PC to PC is free worldwide) your communications will not fail, and ruin the connection.

Skype and Paltalk both have a audio settings section so that you can check your setup, and make any adjustments if necessary. (Make sure the stereo mix is activated for most windows versions, Win XP, Win Vista & some Win 7's)

President Barack Obama at a Google Plus Hangout
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Google Plus Hangout's

If you haven't yet joined Google Plus (How to get your G+ business pages started, invite your friends and family there & ask them to network it for you if possible), well that would only mean that your far behind the new communications knowledge curve, when it comes to social networking today. People are sharing on Google+ like crazy, all kinds of content, and this will only help you to branch out your digital communications even more, and especially if you're into blogging, writing, or anything web related online today.

Now for helping people to show their real self to others, well Google Plus has this new tool known as hangout's, and it's a video tool that allows multiple people to hang out digitally using web cams.

Your web cam must be activated in order to start the hangout, and your microphone connection must be adjusted so that your voice can output into your PC, providing vocal tone so that your friends or family will be able to see and hear you on their side of their PC screens via their speakers.

What a cool way to show that your real to those who you wish to become friends with, or those you have been friends with for quite some time, but been only communicating via text and photos or a user profile image.

Part 3 coming right up

The third and final part of this hub series is going to go into great detail into the cool new ways to form digital relations with people today. Online life has truly became the way to make things happen today, and using social networks is they key aspect to it all, but people need to learn to leverage a bit more of true life communications using these tools if they are to get any true benefit from them.

Facebook and Google Plus are just the top two competing networks, and there are also professional networks out here that we can also utilize to make such efforts come to life for us all, such as Linkedin, Branchout, Viadeo, and many others.

Those people who have yet to catch up to all of this networking activities and potential opportunities on the web, are the ones who need this information most, and as well as those who simply never get the point of using such tools besides just expecting them to work on their own, with out putting in the truest efforts to form communications that are useful, and relevant.

Unfortunately many people may never learn to benefit from such powerful tooling technology offers us all today, so this next article will attempt to help them fully understand it's truest benefits of being real behind these machines with others.

Barack Obama speak's about small business in a Google Plus Hangout to a normal everyday citizen making things more real

© 2012 Mike Pugh


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Faith Reaper, there you go again LOL, nah just joking I love it the way you have shown hubloving support for me, it is a tremendous boost to my writers confidence and I shall continue on my journey for sure with it all. Chat with you soon, and Thank you for sharing too.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Wow Mike,

      You are certainly the one to come to for all your knowledge on the latest technology no doubt about that fact. Thank you for sharing it with us for our betterment in cyberspace.

      Voted up and sharing.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Hi there Sharyn, I been working up a storm indeed online, and just been waiting for the right moments to share all this juicy info with others.

      I just hope it all helps folks to get to know one another a bit more, and so that we all can benefit from such awesome web technologies we have at our disposal today. Thanks for the visit, and for sharing with me, I appreciate it a great deal.

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Mike, Gosh-I am overwhelmed with so much to learn. I apologize for not being around much. Been quite busy. I am going to bookmark this and the other two related hubs so when I can absorb more, I will do so. Thanks!


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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @Gypsy Rose Lee, I did my best to present what all I learned in recent years, and I have one more hub to publish to complete this series.

      Yeah technology is frustrating at times, but I love it so much, the fact that we have it to connect with each other today is awesome indeed.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and interesting. Thanks Mike for doing all the work and I just have to follow through. It will certainly take me some time to figure it all out but I do take suggestions seriously and just recently have started posting more and more on Google+ which I had not previously done and voila my circles are growing. Why does that make me want to sing Let the Circle be Unbroken??? lol Don't mind me just a little technology hysteria. lol Putting this in the HB sharing page.

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Hey @old albion, thanks man for the rave review, and for voting as well as sharing with me here, that was quite nice of you.

      Yeah everything technical seems to keep rapidly evolving with no breaks or stopping points in sight at all, but you know, we all must keep up the pace a bit as many of us have even been forced to do, and that's why I'm trying my hardest to help others see a differing perspective on learning it all. One drop at a time, will make a huge difference today for sure.

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Yes Bill, its all becoming quite over whelming, but since we have so much technology at our disposal, eventually it will all become common to us all, just as Youtube has become, and many other web locations today.

      Thanks man for checking this hub out, I have one more to go to complete the 3 part series. Speak to you soon on facebook, and wherever else we meet digitally my good friend.

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      Graham Lee 

      7 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      High Mike. A cracking good hub. I try to learn modern methods and techniques, but how I'll ever get to understand all this 'Techno' I don't know. It really is impressive, but the more I see, the more I realise the difficulty for me. I shall press on and learn slowly no doubt.

      Voted up.


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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      So much to learn; how am I ever going to figure all this stuff out? You are the man when it comes to technology and I respect your suggestions greatly. I'll just keep plugging away at it, Mike, and I know I'll do better because of your suggestions. Thank you friend!


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