Welcome to the Fashion Hangouts website. When
we say, "fashion hangouts" we do not mean a bar, restaurant, or fashion event where
fashionistas hangout with one another.
Nor do we mean a hangout such as a secret club such as the Little
Rascals He Man Woman Haters Club.
clubs, bars, restaurants, and fashion events, are great places
for members of the fashion industry to hangout with one another, these hangouts are
not the sort that we plan to discuss on this website. In
modern times, thanks to Google and the internet, the fashion
industry now has other means and methods for communicating with
one another in real time. Read below for further explanation.
The purpose of this site is to provide a place for
members of the fashion industry to learn about Hangouts from
the Google + Project.
First, let's figure out the answer to the
questions, "What are hangouts?".
As per the Google website, here is a
summary (from July 19, 2011).
Hangouts are the best way for you to say, “I’m online and
want to hangout!” Hangouts lets you:
Chill with friends that are
scrolling through the web, just like you!
Use live video chat that puts you
in the same room together!
Coordinate plans, whether it's
working on a project or meeting up for coffee.
Maybe you’re bored. Start a
hangout, invite your circles, see who’s around!
You can start a hangout from the stream
whenever you want. You can either go to
plus.google.com/hangouts or simply click the blue
Start a Hangout button on the side of your
You'll be taken to a "green room" where
google will help you get your camera set up and choose
additional circles or individuals to add. No one can see you
while you're in the green room. Once you click the green
Hang Out button your video feed will be
No one owns a hangout. That means that
anyone in the hangout can invite anyone else. So while your
hangout could start with a group of people that you know, it
could evolve into a completely different crowd. For
instance, let's say your brother decides to post the hangout
URL on his blog. Anyone could follow that link, join
Google+, and enter the hangout.
You can invite circles or specific
people to join you in a hangout when it's first created.
Click Start a Hangout
from the stream.
Add the circles or people you want
to alert that you're hanging out.
Click Hang out to
start the hangout and send the notifications to the
people you chose.
You can also invite additional people
to a hangout after it's already begun. Click Invite
at the bottom of the hangout window, add the circles or
people you want to share with, and click Invite.
Visibility of your hangout
There are a few different ways
people can discover that you're hanging out:
invite people to join a hangout, a post will
appear in their stream telling them that there's a
hangout going on, along with all the people in that
If 25 or fewer people are
invited, they'll receive a
notification that they've been invited to join a
If you invite individuals that
are signed in to
chat, they'll receive an IM with a link to join.
If someone invited to a hangout
tries to start their own, they'll be told that
there's a hangout already going on and they may want
to join that one instead.
Since the hangout you're in is
visible by the circles of the other hangout
participants, people you don't know may learn that
you're hanging out.
Hangouts are created by one
person, but everyone in the hangout shares the
Each hangout has a specific
URL. That URL can be shared as a link to invite
others. However, only Google+ users are able to
Be thoughtful when inviting as
you can't kick anyone out of a hangout. If you feel
uncomfortable in a hangout you can leave at any
Your email address
could be seen by the people you chat with
When you appear in
someone's chat list in Google+, it's possible
that person could discover your email address.
While your email address won't be displayed in
the chat list in Google+, it is displayed in the
chat lists of other Google products (Gmail and
iGoogle, for instance). The members of chat
lists are consistent across Google products.
It is important to note that the above details
of the Hangouts system is time sensitive. You should check directly
with Google to learn the most current information about their program.
You can learn more
about Hangouts at the following support page.
In regard to "Fashion", we feel that the
Hangouts from Google will provide the fashion industry with a another good
resource to stay in communication with one another. As we learn
more about Hangouts, we will try to add the information to this website to
keep you informed. Hopefully, we can utilize this site to make it
of the fashion industry to find each other and communicate via
Please let us know your suggestions regarding how
to find more information about Hangouts. We would be happy to add more information to
this site in order to help others.
Note: The Fashion Hangouts website is NOT affiliated
with Google in anyway. This site was developed simply to offer
assistance to people who wish to learn about Circles, Sparks, Hangouts,
etc. Please consult directly with the Google website to learn the
most current details about their service details. Again, it is
important to note that information and links on this site may be out
dated by the time you read them. Please consult with Google
regarding all policies, terms, services, etc.
If you know of any great fashion hangouts, please
let us know. We would be happy to list them on this guide to
According to what I have read on the
Google site, "Bumping into friends
while you’re out and about is one of the best parts of going out and
about. With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web for
the first time. Let buddies know you’re hanging out and see who drops by
for a face-to-face-to-face chat."
About Google Circles:
This description was from the Google site July
19th, 2011, "Google+ Circles helps you organize everyone according to
your real-life social connections--say, 'family,' 'work friends,' 'music
buddies,' and 'alumni'. Then, you can share relevant content with the
right people, and follow content posted by people you find interesting.
For example, you might post an announcement about your engagement and
show it only to people in your friends and family circles, or maybe you
see a post from the circle you created for your book club that there's a
recent article on your favorite author."