Google Hangouts or Blab.im… Decisions…Decisions pt 2
Have you participated in a Blab yet? Did curiosity take you to the point of just lurking or did you try out your own Blab?
It’s been interesting seeing everyone’s point of view on it. In particularly experts like Joel Comm, Brian Fanzo, Amy Schmittauer, who have pretty much ruled Blab as the champion over Google Hangouts. While many other experts are still testing Blab out, many have begun to sing its praises and stating it could be the next big thing in social video. Other early users (it is still in beta mode) are addicted to the point of admitting to spending hours “blabbing” with strangers for fun or other experts for networking.
Then there are the others who are skeptical about spending time on the latest shiny social media object. They have decided to keep using Google Hangouts until they determine a reason to shift to Blab.
So. Which are you? If you’re the latter, I would go out on a limb to say you would be foolish to not at least try it out. It is always good to check out the latest platforms. If you’re wondering if it is better than Google Hangouts, well it is important for you to evaluate whether to jump ship or test, use and keep an eye out.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to use Google Hangout or Blab:
- Will all of your viewers have a Twitter account to log into Blab to watch the conversation? Google Hangout doesn’t require a Google Hangout account to watch a live event. You can stream the event from Google Hangout on your own website with the embedded code.
- If you’re looking for a private discussion between you and colleagues or friends, then you want to still use Google Hangout. Blab is meant for public chats.
- If you are looking for a 60 second or less process to start chatting and foregoing numerous steps to begin, then Blab may be your best option.
- Save time with Google Hangouts because the video gets uploaded to YouTube. Get a link from Blab where you can upload your video file to wherever you want.
- If you need the convenience of on the fly editing by stopping and starting the video on Blab.
These points may not have helped you to decide whether or not to leave Blab, but it will at least give you an outlook of not ruling Google out just yet.
Have you tried out Blab.im yet? If so, leave your comments below. Perhaps we will them to a future post.
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