This week, we are systematically providing our initial review of Google +.

Google Hangouts is Google Plus’ venture into group chat. Specifically, spontaneous group chat. But, it’s not Google chat of course. Well, it is, but with video. Wait, Google Chat has video, too.
So, what is this? Well, it’s something a little more, like we said, spontaneous. You start a video hangout with a friend. And your friend pops in his friend. And she pops in her friend. And you’re hanging out in a virtual living room.
You don’t start a Google hangout to talk with someone. You start a Google hangout ’cause you’re looking to talk in general. You’re making yourself available. And whoever’s there can hang out with you.