Throw A Virtual Debate Party Tonight With Google+ Hangouts

By Megan O'Neill 

The second Presidential Debate goes live tonight and, as usual, it will be streaming live from the YouTube Elections Hub.  However, if you’ve just been watching at home alone and joining in the conversation on Twitter, tonight you may want to take things up a notch and host your own virtual debate party inside a Google+ Hangout.

Olivia Ma of YouTube News and Politics writes on the YouTube blog, “if you’re tired of watching the debates all by your lonesome, well, no longer.  You can create your very own virtual debate ‘watch parties’ tonight inside a Google+ Hangout.  All you have to do is click on this link, which will open a Hangout window.  Then, you can invite some friends, name your debate watch party (if you like), and enter the Hangout.”  The ABC News stream of the debate will be loaded inside your Hangout.

The debate kicks off at 9:00 pm ET live from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.  Looking for alternative spots to stream the debate live?  Check out our post from last week on where to watch the VP debate—the Presidential debate will be streaming in the same places.

Will you be watching the debate tonight?  Are you going to stream it in a Google Hangout, stream from another source or watch on TV?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.