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Update - Twitter and Google+ Search

Following a suggestion by +Fraser Cain I have added the possibility to also track searches on Google+ and Twitter.

If you want to let people interact with your HOA on Twitter you can give them a specific hashtag and then add this hashtag to Comment Tracker as Twitter Search.

Another possible use case for the new search options is to keep track of live events you want to talk about in a hangout, hashtags like #venustransit  or more current #em2012  come to mind :)

So you now have 4 different ways to add entries to the tracker:

Google+ Post comments
For this just copy & paste the URL of the Google+ post you are interested in and click on "Add URL". You can also check "Include reshares" before adding the URL and the Comment Tracker will try to find the public reshares and add the comments on them as well. Those comments will be shown with a small "Comment Tracker" icon.

YouTube comments
Copy & paste the URL of a YouTube (live) video and click on "Add Url".
Those comments will be shown with a small YouTube logo.

Google+ Search
Enter any search term or hashtag you are interested in and click on "Search Google+". This will check for new Google+ posts containing the search term and add them to the tracker. Note that this only includes the posts and not the comments. If you are interested in the comments on one of the found posts you can right click on the timestamp and copy the link address and add this URL for normal tracking.
Google+ posts will be shown with a small Google+ logo.

Twitter Search
Like the Google+ search this will look for Tweets containing your search term after you click on "Search Twitter". Tweets will be shown with a small Twitter logo.

Please note that the searches might not return all relevant results due to API restrictions.

You can start using the extension by opening a hangout via this link:

You can also use all the functions outside of a hangout here:

If you want to be notified about further updates to this extension please let me know, so that I can add you to an appropriate circle. Please make sure to circle the page as well, because I can't add you to circles otherwise. And if you want to be removed from the notifications again just let me know as well :)

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great stuff +Hangout Comment Tracker !  Are we able to reply to those comments from within the Hangout?  Resharing your post.  Thanks for working on this important feature.  Big plus 1
I would like to  be in that circle. i added comment tracker the other week but confess that I was too stupid to figure out how to use it.
+Sarah Hill unfortunately replying to comments is still not possible since the Google+ API doesn't allow it. I haven't had a deeper look at the Twitter API and while replying would be possible there is a problem with additional authentication being necessary. The only thing is see realistically possible at the moment is replying to YouTube comments, I will look into this.

+Cliff Roth yeah, I have to work on the documentation part of the extension a bit... :)
+Gerwin Sturm actually I didn't even notice there was documentation. I think I just wasn't clear on which URL I was suposed to put in there, this post cleared it up a bit.
Please add me to the update circle/list. Thanks.
thanks +Gerwin Sturm !  So appreciate you sharing your talents to make our Hangouts better. :)
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