Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Commenting during tonight's LIVE Hangout On Air

A dear friend was concerned about how to post comments and questions and "feel part of" tonight's DearMYRTLE's live Google+ HOA (Hangout on Air). The more I listened to her, the more I began to suspect other DearREADERS may have similar questions about how to things work during the live broadcast feed. Here's the skinny on this one:

Admittedly I could have you post comments and questions anywhere (Facebook, Twitter, by blog, YouTube, etc.) but we don't have enough "staff" to keep checking everywhere during a live broadcast feed. So we narrowed it down like this:

COMMENTS are to be posted in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community located here:

You must "belong" to the community, but it's free, and we'll approve your request in a matter of an hour or so at the most, except during the middle of the night.


8:55pm Eastern US - Ol' Myrt posts the unique URL to tonight's DearMYRTLE Uncut HOA in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community located here:

JOINers may be on the "panel" or "filmstrip" of ten people during the live HOA. Since I post the link to JOIN 5 minutes before the live broadcast begins, the JOINers have time to adjust their mics and speakers.

If you click the unique URL and receive the message the HOA is "full", don't dispair. Literally thousands of VIEWers may watch the live feed, with less than a second delay, by going to DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel located here: (Be sure to click on "Feed" when you get there, otherwise you are just staring at the archive of previous HOAs and uploaded videos.

9:00pm Eastern US - the live broadcast of the HOA begins when Ol' Myrt hits the "Record" button.

COMMENTS to the DearMYRTLE's HOA panel are submitted back at DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community located here:
So it's a good idea to have a second browser tab or window open for quick postings.

We try our best to weave your comments and questions into the discussion, just as we did during DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinars.

So have fun! Ol' Myrt here looks forward to seeing you in about 2.5 hours.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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