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Martijn van Beek
Works at Actuarial Analyst | Aspiring Web Strategist | Information Management | Social Media Maniac | Google+ Evangelist in his spare time
Attends Hogeschool van Amsterdam, MIM
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Google Hangout via Google Chromecast

Naar aanleiding van een artikel van +Angela Alcorn over hoe je een Google hangout kunt starten via een Chromecast op je televisie , heb ik een kleine test gedaan.

De setup is heel erg simpel. Je start een video hangout en kopieert de unieke URL van de hangout naar een nieuw browserscherm. (of plak deze url in je browser

Is de hangout eenmaal actief in je browser, cast je browserscherm dan met behulp van de Google cast extensie ( naar je televisie. Positioneer de webcam op een strategische plek in je woonkamer en de zorg ervoor dat microfoon niet het geluid van de televisie op kan vangen (in verband met rondzingen van het geluid). Ga lekker op de bank zitten en HAVE FUN!

Waarom een hangout via Chromecast?
Deze vraag legde +Angela Alcorn ook aan haar lezers voor. Wat te denken van een familiefeestje waar bij niet iedereen aanwezig kan zijn? Met zijn tienen achter de computer is niet de meest optimale oplossing. Een hangout via je televisie schept echter mogelijkheden!. 

Maar ook als je gewoon meer ruimte nodig hebt voor wat je in de hangout wil laten zien. Een kookclub bijvoorbeeld, of een product presentatie. Het voordeel van hangouten via Chromecast is aan de andere kant het grote beeld van je televisie. Want zeg nu zelf, het is toch veel leuker om naar de televisie te kijken in plaats van naar zo'n klein scherm achter je laptop?

Er is wel één ding wat je niet moet vergeten. Zorg dat je woonkamer netjes is opgeruimd!

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#hangouttips   #chromecast  
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Handig. Rijtje met "beste apps" (volgens het NL publiek dan) in verschillende categorieen. Voor iOS.
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Behalve als er een tram voor mijn neus staat.

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He, mooi, dank je wel! Ik was op zoek naar de naam van het pannekoeken restaurant links naast de Bulldog, ik had inmiddels al een plekje gevonden vanwaar ik de gevel wel kon zien :-)
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Modern day playdate for 11/12 year olds. BYOD.
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On Ingress, Enmity and Group Dynamics: Love thy Enemy
It is a game. Let’s state that again. A game that has got me, and many of you, hooked for quite some time now.

One of the most interesting aspects of this game, for me at least, lies in its social aspect. Of course, you can go out there by yourself and play alone, but the interaction with other players is what makes it so much more fun.

This interaction with other players, in the streets, is also what differentiates the game from most other computer games. You have probably met a lot of members of your own faction in person and your “enemy” is not just that virtual avatar bunny-hopping on your screen. Real people. 

And since this game gets more real than most other computer games, more of our human psychology seems to come in play here, or becomes more visible at least.
Focusing on enemy perception and group dynamics, this paper ( ) will give you some excellent insights on the psychology at work here. 

How we perceive our “enemy”, how we talk about them and how we perceive our own actions, for instance. “Our glorious plan worked out just as we intended”, opposed to “they were so lucky with making that big control field”. Interesting to see how much of this behavior is going on in our Ingress world.

Now, since the writer of this paper can articulate these principles a lot better than I can, I quoted some of them below. I didn’t quote all the points that are made, but they are the 5 first arguments. If you are not interested in reading the whole paper (also containing an experiment which involves a green and a blue team, how convenient ), these 5 points should already give you enough food for thought:

Yes, the old Double Standard. The process whereby “people use a different yardstick to judge the enemy's actions or to assess enemy motivations than they use for themselves or for allies.”

“In other words when the enemy is acting peacefully, it is because it is forced to do so by external circumstances and not by its own choice. When it acts aggressively, it is due to personal choice or characteristic behavior.”

“As most people are likely to perceive an enemy as more dangerous and more hostile than they really are, they are also more likely to expect the enemy to act more aggressively and violently than can be assumed from the available facts.”

“Both sides felt that: 1) the other was the aggressor; 2) the other's government exploited and deluded its people; 3) the majority of the people were essentially good and were not sympathetic to the government's deceitful leadership; 4) the other government should never be trusted -- they have hidden, sneaky and secretive ways to go about their plots; and 5) their policy verges on madness, while ours is, of course, rational and humane.”

“They focus on negative aspects and actions and retain critical comments about their enemies more easily than they remember positive statements.”
Fascinating stuff.

P.s. more articles on Psychology and Video games at

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+Martijn van Beek Excellent post!! thank you very much for sharing!
+Arthur Raymond I couldn't agree more with you. Lots of people playing ingress NEED to get aware that behind the agent name there actually is real people actually walking in the streets and not some artificially made up avatar.
That and stopping for a sec before hitting send to think if what they are going to say to some agent on comm/faction would be said the same way if the agent was standing in front of them.
Of course this exceeds by far regional boundaries and it's been a common problem in all kinds of chats since the beginning of them. Sadly there's no "fix" for people blatantly ignoring common sense and civility while online.
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Actuarial Analyst. Information Management. Nuts for numbers. Writes about Google, Search, Google+, Social Media Metrics and Analytics, online influence and everything tech.
Born and raised in The Netherlands. Working as an Actuarial Analyst (and enjoying it) while trying to pry his way into the Information Management workfield (preferably web related). Interested in everthing tech, writing, humanity and gaming. News and information junkie (and losing some sleep over it :-)

Writing a lot about Google and Google Plus in particular, Social Media and Social Networking, technology, Analytics and Social Media Metrics (which will become an important topic over the next couple of years). Trying to figure out the key to measuring Social Media ROI. 

I like testing out new (social) software and am always looking for new (internet-) products/software and interesting start-ups.

Besides all this I am setting up a business ( , Dutch) which helps small business owners get more effective and efficient by using the right (online-) tools (cloud, like Google Apps, and non-cloud), helping to integrate social media into their processes and teaching them how to monitor their brand mentions on the interwebs (know what is going on around you and what customers have to say about you!).


Geboren en getogen in Nederland (Amsterdam). Ik werk momenteel als Actuariaal Analist (en geniet daar nog steeds van) en ben daarnaast bezig om de overstap te maken naar de Internet Business (Informatie management, Social Media). Brede interesses, met name in (internet-) technologie, schrijven en gaming. Door middel van mijn (nu nog) eenmanszaak We Are I.M. ( ) moet deze ambitie gestalte krijgen, waarbij ik mij vooral (maar niet exclusief :-) richt op (kleine) ondernemingen, freelancers en ZZP’ers 

Op Google Plus schrijf ik met name over Google Plus zelf, Social Media/Sociale Netwerken, (internet-) technology, analytics en het meetbaar maken van de Social Media gebruik. Wat is een effectieve Social Media Strategie in de zin dat deze de bedrijfsdoelstellingen ondersteunt? 

Daarnaast vind ik het gegeven van "online invloed"  (zie hiervoor ook Klout e.d.) een boeiend onderwerp en verwacht ik dat dit soort persoonlijke scores in de nabije toekomst een grotere rol in ons leven gaan spelen.

I set up some categories on things I post, so click away and the categorie link will take you there:

 all internet search related, not just Google

 mostly my own tips on the use of Google Plus

 “quotes”. Not just by me.

 Resource : 
 pointers to some great article/ resources elsewhere on the web.

 Humor :

 in spite of my dislike for the word humor, that’s what it is.

 posts on strategy in it's broadest sense.

 since I’m not a scientist (but does fascinate me), it mostly contains shared articles, provided with a comment.

Social Media Analytics
it's all about the numbers

 isn’t everything miscellaneous?

 More about my business at We Are I.M. (in Dutch).



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