Yeah, I'm pretty tired of hearing about it, too, truth be told. To date, I haven't found it much more interesting than Facebook -- except that Google+ has this neat little "Start a Hangout" button that is tempting me to try to run an online game, maybe weekly or biweekly. The problem, of course, is that I've never run an online game like this before. I did try to run a play-by-post game a couple of years ago and I found the pace of it simultaneously too slow and too fast at the same time, because not all the participants posted with the same regularity or to the same extent. Doing something using video would be quite different, I think. I hope that it'd be more like real face-to-face play, but, again, I have no experience one way or the other.
For that reason, I'm looking for some short, straightforward advice on the matter. How difficult would it be for a complete neophyte and mild technophobe to use the Hangout feature of Google+ to run, say, an online Dwimmermount or Tékumel campaign? Likewise, is this something people are even interested in? I'll be absolutely honest here: I consider online games to be, at best, poor substitutes for meeting with friends in one's home every week. However, I'm also rather keen to give this a whirl, since I've seen a number of people speak well of it. I figure there's nothing to lose in testing it out for myself, but, as I said, I have zero experience with this sort of gaming and so welcome advice and insights from those who've successfully done this in the past.