If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, than video must be worth ten thousand. Today's tech topic revolves around video chat. Speedy Internet is available in more places than ever, making high definition video and audio not only possible, but more common than ever before. Learn about what services are available and how easy it is to use the most personal communication method out there.
Skype - Skype is quite possibly the easiest and most well known video chat program available. You can video chat using your computer, tablet, or even your smart phone. With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day.
ooVoo - With ooVoo, you can connect with anyone, anytime, with free video chat, video messages, phone calls, instant messaging and more. ooVoo offers high speed connections and an easy to use interface.
Google Hangouts - With Google Hangouts you can video chat your friend, share screens, videos and even play games together, all while laughing it up. Google Hangouts allows for group video chat, and you can even broadcast your hangout for the World to see.
Apple Facetime - FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac with a built-in FaceTime camera. So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. Sure, it’s great to hear a voice, but it’s even better to see the face that goes with it. *Apple devices only*
Next door or across the World, video chat has become the way to communicate when you can't phyiscally be there. Whether a quick meeting with a client or a virtual family gathering after dinner, video chat may be the answer you've been looking for.
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Bob Johnson is the Manager of Information and Technology Services at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library.