The Google+ Hangout “Movie Magic Club”

We have seen a ton of innovative uses for Google+’s Hangout feature in the last 6-7 weeks. Users are certainly thinking outside the box when it comes to the new mass video conferencing platform that Google launched as a feature of Google+ back in June.

One of these ideas has been born from the collaboration between Ahmed Zeeshan, who initially had a circle of movie lovers, Valentina Zamfirescu, Mitch Hayes, and Brendan James. The idea is a simple, yet quite entertaining one. Each week Ahmed will give his followers the choice between 3 movies to watch. They will then vote on those movies, and the top vote getter will be viewed that week and discussed within a Google+ Hangout, and streamed live.

Ahmed gives the specifics on how the idea will work in the following entry:

What is the Movie Magic Club?
A few weeks back +Valentina Zamfirescu suggested starting a movie club with my Movie Maniacscircle, just like a book-reading club. I loved the idea and started working on it with Valentina, +Mitch Hayes and +Brendan James. We tested it out this weekend over a hangout and we think it’s now ready to be opened to the world.

The basic idea behind the club is that all members will watch a movie each week and then discuss it together. Using Google+ to implement this idea makes the club so much more dynamic and opens up many possibilities that I have yet to imagine.

How will it work?
Every week I will be posting three movie suggestions in a poll to the MMC circle members. The movie with the most +1s will be announced as the Movie of the Week. We’ll have a week to watch it and then have a live hangout via Google+ on Friday to discuss the MotW. The hangout will be streamed live publicly; however, the hangout itself will only be open to members of the MMC.

The MotW and the poll for the following week will be announced during the live hangout.

How can you join?
Starting today you can request to be added to the MMC by leaving the name of your favorite movie in the comment thread below. Yes, it’s that simple :) You will know you are part of the MMC circle when you begin seeing posts from me with the [MMC] header.

When will the first poll be announced?
The first poll will go live this Friday on 26th August. The poll will be announced here on the g+ stream and also posted to the About section of my profile. Please, remember you will only be able to access the poll if you’re a member of the MMC circle so do remember to join.

Those interested in participating in the first Movie Magic Club viewing and discussion, can sign up by simply requesting it here:

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