Taking advantage of the resurgence of the Muppets, which another generation is blessed to know thanks to a new movie, Google has cast them into a new ad for Google+, and it's the best argument for Hangouts yet.
I don't get the appeal of Google+ hangouts, but then again video conferencing is general is not on the menu of most of us who work from home and spend most of the day in pajamas and no makeup.
But the Muppets, who have once again charmed audiences who grew up with them (and now, their kids), have taken to G+ Hangouts to do a rendition of David Bowie's "Under Pressure" that shows Kermit, the Swedish Chef, Miss Piggy, Animal and the others in the ensemble doing what they do best: working together and making us laugh, even as they show us how individuals can shine in this group endeavor.
Check it out for yourself:
Lately, there's been even more buzz about G+'s star feature, which added the ability to launch a group video chat at any point in a post, phone integration to add anybody to a Hangout and listing active Hangouts you could join on your stream page.
While a recent comScore report cautiously tags G+, with its 65 million users around the world, as a potential "disrupter" to the almighty Facebook, another report shows interest may be on a slippery slope.
- Google+ interest on the wane, say search statistics
- New Google+ features power up Hangouts
- How to make phone calls through Google+ Hangouts