Tuesday, October 25, 2011

skype: changing the world one video conference at a time


In article one, we learn that the first video conference call took place in 2006. Now, 5 years later, Skype is common lingo. "Skype me" is heard often and telephone calls are becoming obsolete. (Okay, not really.) The potential is there, however. The first article introduces Skype-enabled TV. Working with Samsung and Panasonic, Skype developed a TV that allows users to make video conference calls using the Skype software. 

This creates a free opportunity for easier conference calls. Whether it be business/entrepreneurial needs (as the article discusses) or personal use. Imagine never making a phone call again and always seeing the person you were talking to. Is this, perhaps, where our world is headed?

Article two talks about how Skype has already changed the world. Skype is the embodiment of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). So, the way Skype works is by sending little digital packets of your voice to others just like email. Skype is a huge innovation and has provided many new opportunities for conversation and business. 

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