Is anyone here interested in having access to a permanent SSiW Google Hangout?
This is a Hangout (think Skype with a group, if you are not familiar with it), free, and always on, 7/24.
I am thinking of creating one. This could be useful if you have the urge to have sgwrs yn y Gymraeg, if you want to ask a question (although the forum is probably a better vehicle), or just want to chat in general with whoever happens to be online at the time.
If I don’t receive any negative comments, I’ll set one up and give access to the existing SSiW communities of which I am aware (one for US/worldwide, one for Australia). Or any others, as required.
Sounds like a great idea, Louis! Cer amdani! Haven’t tried a hangout before, but I’d definitely give it a go. Really like the idea of being able to just pop in and have a sgwrs yn Gymraeg when there’s a free moment.
Thank you for your replies, all. No one has said no, perfect.
I’ve created an event called SSiW Permanent Hangout, which happens to be a Hangout
Some time today I intend to invite the two SSiW communities I am aware of: SaySomethinginWelsh, (208 members) and SSiW Australia (30 members), and if you are a member of either, you are likely to get a notification of some sort.
If you are not a member of either, and you want to join in, you can either request to join these communities, or please send me a PM with your Google+ email so I can add you to the permanent hangout.
The process for hanging out is:
Go to the Google+ site
Log in (you need to create a login if you don’t have one, but it is free)
Click ‘Home’, then ‘Events’, and the permanent hangout should appear under ‘upcoming events’
Introduce yourself and chat with whoever is there, for as long or short as you will. Quite possibly nobody is there and you just hang out by yourself until someone else shows up.
You will need a microphone and speakers or headphone. Video is optional, but makes interaction easier, particularly when there are a few people on-line. The SSiW rules of engagement apply
Oh, and please remember, this is highly experimental…who knows what can go right…or wrong…