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(livestreamed hangouts will appear here)
While some platforms do exist to support public data sharing and archiving, they present many barriers to entry and challenges around non-commercial use cases. In order to broadcast and archive our hangouts, we used Google “Hangouts on Air,” but using that platform for our ends required jumping through a range of hoops. We have shared the protocol we used here. Extending access to our “own” intimate data, to ourselves as well as to the public, is tremendously tedious
We quickly realized that our dependence on corporate services left us in an even more immediately precarious position than we had originally anticipated. Google’s "Hangouts On Air was discontinued just prior to the end of our experiment, requiring us to piece together a different solution at the last minute for our final hangout. The result meant that we had to forgo “live” sharing of our data, instead conducting a private Google Hangout, screen recording it using QuickTime, and uploading the recorded video to YouTube. We have shared this protocol here.