Google+ Hangouts is one of the coolest things about Google+. Unfortunately, however, I don’t have anyone to hang out with. So I decided to use it as a babysitting device while I left my children unattended.
Okay, just to clarify, I didn’t leave to go shopping or to party or anything like that. I was only at the next door neighbor’s house, and the kids were playing video games in our family room.
The first thing I did was start a Hangout on our desktop computer with an HD webcam which follows your face like a creepy Mona Lisa. Any old webcam will do though, you don’t need the Mona Lisa one. I invited only myself to the Hangout. The next thing I did was stand up my iPad at a different angle, so I had two angles of the same room, and joined the Hangout as myself. Lastly, I joined the Hangout again on my Android phone, walked next door, and talked with my neighbor whilst keeping the phone on and I could see and hear them from two different angles.
Naturally, the kids took the opportunity to ask me if they could have Doritos and if I knew where certain Pokemon cards were.
Fun fact: Webcams make you look 30% uglier than you do in real life.