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Homewood Nation, v. 2: Part 2 - Hanging Out For The Good Of The Hood

Posted by Elwin Green on August 28, 2014 at 3:35 PM

In my last post, I announced that a major upgrade of Homewood Nation is coming, and that Google Hangouts On Air will be a major part of of that upgrade.

 

With a Hangout On Air, a group of people (up to ten, I believe) can use webcams (or other video cameras attached to computers) to video conference over the Internet.

 

I called it "video conferencing on steroids" because they can not only talk to, and see, each other - they can broadcast their conversation, live, to the world. Anybody, anywhere, can watch and listen online. AND...

 

people watching and listening can comment, and the people in the video can read and respond to their comments, which makes the people watching and listening into participants also. AND...

 

...when the Hangout is finished, Google saves it and posts it to YouTube, where it can live indefinitely, for viewing by anyone and everyone.

 

Hangouts On Air are becoming a major part of Homewood Nation's portfolio. I anticipate doing multiple series under the banner, "Homewood Nation Presents."

 

In March, I did a three-part series with Craig Calvert, of SmartProcure, titled, "How ANYBODY Can Sell To The Government." Those three videos are now on Homewood Nation's YouTube channel. If you're a Homewood business owner, check them out. I would get a huge thrill from seeing a dozen or more Homewood business rise from struggling to prosering through government contracting.

 

On Tuesday evening, after the OBB meeting, tech consultant Shimira Williams and I began a new series, "Tech Tuesday with Shimira Williams" which will air every Tuesday at 8 p.m. The first installment, "What A Web We Weave," about managing your online identity (there's only one, no matter how many accounts you have on how many platforms) is on YouTube. Stay tuned for an announcement about future episodes.

 

OBB's Jerome Jackson has also agreed to having Hangouts on Air to supplement the remaining two cluster planning meetings for Homewood's business district, so look for news about those when we schedule them.

 

In October, we will launch "Homewood 2020," a series of conversations about how we can move Homewood forward as a neighborhood that is

    beautiful, 
    prosperous, 
    safe, 
    green, 
    connected, 
    global and 
    really, really smart.

Keep an eye for announcements about that series, so that you can make plans to join us!


Who do you think would be good guests for "Homewood 2020?" What other topics would you like to see as the subject of a Homewood Nation Presents HOA? Let us know in the comments.

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Reply Nancy Shields
4:57 PM on September 8, 2014 
catching up on all of this still but WOW, this is exciting