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Penguin Young Readers Group Presents the “Storytime Hangout” App

June 4, 2013

Penguin Young Readers Group has developed the "Storytime Hangout" application for Google+. Users who play with this free digital program will interact with a version of the famous Norweigian fairy tale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

“The app uses their computer’s webcam to place them in the story, then overlays masks of the characters on top, with the aim being for kids and parents to act out the story while reading it…The app relies on parents – obviously not children – having Google+ accounts. In December 2012, Google said that 500m people had created accounts, although 135m of those were actively using the social network, as opposed to merely having enabled it from other Google services like Gmail and YouTube.” more at StorytimeHangout.com▸▸ more at The Guardian▸▸ more at the “Three Billy Goats Gruff” Wikipedia article▸▸

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