How to join a
Get an account on Google+ which requires a Gmail address.
Get a webcam and microphone.
Let the hangout facilitator/organizer know of your interest
Turn off Skype as it can cause conflicts with the Google hangout
Use the Google Chrome browser to load Google+
For professional chats which are recorded:
Once you're logged in - preferably 5-10 minutes before the chat
begins, prepare a ‘lower third’ caption
Use your own Google+ page, Facebook account, Twitter or anything
else you'd like to share with the world that the hangout is
about to begin.
Bring something for show and tell. We love to hear you talk
about tangible folkart, food and lo-fi heritage media: postcards,
How to watch a Google hangout
If you want to watch a hangout, no login is required. You can
view the hangout live or archived