While opening up my web browser this morning i saw a little blurb of text under the normal Google search bar. Apparently will.i.am is hosting a large “hangout” on Google+. I just thought I’d let the CD Community know just in case anyone wanted to go on and maybe get him talking about FIRST again or just see if he says anything about FIRST in the hangout. I would watch but I am severely lacking a Google+ account. Hope to hear some good stuff about this chat.
Moral of story: if under 18, whenever you create a new internet account, add a decade to your age. For instance, if you were born on 4/16/1994, enter in 4/16/1984. easy to remember, and you still get access to these limited betas.
You have run in to the age limit. It is a lot harder to work out how to deal with minors on a social network with adults on it. If two minors are in a hangout, and an adult tries to join, what happens? How do you deal with a minor and an adult being friends? It is a complicated issue to deal with, so Google hasn’t chosen to tackle it yet. Hopefully they will, but that is their choice.
I agree. Nothing good really came out of lowering the age limit for Facebook to 13. Kids (and some adults :-)) I know aren’t mature enough to handle the social pressures of Facebook, and waste way too much time on it. Also, locally adults have done some really bad thing to highschoolers involving Facebook. However, I don’t really want to complain, becuase it gives an easy/popular way to communicate with and get the opinions of team members.