I wanted to inform our audience of our live call in show which I want to be able to host every two weeks.
However I tried to host this on January 2nd 2020, and I had a technical difficulty. An audience member called me out on it, saying “why did you blame it on google”. So I wanted to be clear (again), even though I made a video about it already on youtube.
So I am attempting to get people on video chat with Google Hangouts, so that we can have a sort of “face to face” talk story session about Hawaiian History. Less than a year ago, Google Hangouts was free. But it is no longer free.
It now comes with G-Suite, which is a paid service. I set the up recently thinking that I could host this live on January 2nd 2020.
I was able to connect to Google Hangouts, however, when broadcasting live on Youtube, I got the following error:
For more information about the error, you can check this link that is given: https://support.google.com/a/answer/9000768
Upon further investigation, my account has to be more than 30 days old, but at the time of the broadcast it was only 4 days old. I also have to have paid into the account $30 or more. The subscription is only $12 per month. Which means it will be more than 2 more months before I can use this subscription for joining people together for a live event on youtube.
I also bought software called ManyCam, and attempted to stream live. While the livestream didn’t show up to others immediately, the recording did show up about 8 hours later, strangely. So it doesn’t look like I have this solved yet.
I can take live call-ins, and I am working the bugs out now for that. So we will see.
Either way, the chat will work, and if you really want to have a face-to-face, make a video, upload it to youtube, and send me a link. If you make that sort of effort, I will certainly reply with my own video.
This is our scedule going into February and March: https://www.facebook.com/events/752277008590241/
January 16th at 6pm HST (-10 GMT)
January 30th at 6pm HST (-10 GMT)
February 6th at 6pm HST (-10 GMT)
February 20th at 6pm HST (-10 GMT)
March 5th at 6pm HST (-10 GMT)
This all started out as just a documentary or a vlogumentary called “Hawaii Divided”. I have tried to accomodate meetings, and live questions. However that was not part of the original plan.
This is how this originally started out:
I have been diligent to engage the audience in the comment sections of the videos, but if I can make a live session happen, via video chat. I will let you know if I find a way. If not, it will just be the documentary style that I release.
After my Google Gsuite account is ready for live chat, which will be at the end of March apparently, then I will do the Live Google Hangouts on Youtube incase anyone wants to be brave and show up live. 🙂
We’ll see what happens. There is always the opinion of making a video, uploading it to your own youtube channel, and sending me a link though. That is ALWAYS an option, regardless of my technicial difficulties.
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