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Introduction: online communication tools Definition: Online communication is a form of communication, using the various channels available on the Internet to communicate and interact online to relay a message to a targeted audience. History
Usage of communication tools Instant messaging /example: Blackberry, MSN Sending E-mails Video calls Sending Files, documents, videos…etc. Formal meetings or conferences
Why people use communication tools They have many Benefits/ to communicate with each other Almost all are free, for everybody Instant and faster than other ways
Why people use communication tools Easy to use (even kids enjoy them) Makes distance between people shorter (ex: people can easily communicate with others in different countries) Simply it is the best way to communicate in these days
Common communicating tools BlackBerry messenger Facebook Twitter MSN Skype
What is Skype software applicationthat allows users to make voice and video calls and chat over the Internet/ uses voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology, which converts voice signals into data streams that are sent over the Internet and converted back to audio by the recipient’s computer created in 2003 by the same Danish and Swedish entrepreneurs and Estonian software developers who created Kazaa (a file-sharing program similar to Napster). popular for its additional features, has 663 million registered users as of September 2011
How to install Skype 1-Go to the Skype website and download the SkypeSetup.exe executable. (The software is installed under the Program Files folder in a directory called Skype, which is automatically created. A Skype Setup icon is also automatically created on your desktop.) 2-Click on the Skype Setup icon that is on your desktop. A Skype Setup wizard then appears. You will get a warning window asking if you want to Run or Save this file: SkypeSetup.exe. Click "Run.”Note: Another confirmation message may appear, asking if you are sure you want to run this software. Click "Run" again.
How to install Skype 3-Follow the instructions on the Skype Setup wizard to complete the installation of the Skype software.At the end of the installation, you will be asked to set up a Skype account. 4-A Skype window appears, and if you have never used Skype before, you have the option of creating a Skype account. Youll see a link on that window mentioning the following:"Dont have a Skype name?"Click on this link, and it opens up another "Skype - Create a New Account" window, where you type in your full name and then type in a Skype name and a Skype password and repeat password in the respective fields on that window. Note: Jot down your Skype name and password, as you will need them every time you open the Skype application.
How to install Skype 5-Click on the "Sign in" button.Note: After having created your new Skype account for the first time, the next time you open Skype, your Skype name will automatically appear in the Skype name field. All you need to do is to type in your Skype password and click the "Sign in" button. 6-Follow the instructions in the "Getting Started" guide to add a contact, using the "Add Contact" button; to test your headset and microphone, using the "Skype Test Call Feature"; to set up a conference x all with a business colleague or friend; and to explore all the other features in Skype.
How to install Skype 7-Once you have installed the Skype software, there are two ways in which you can open the Skype software application. Click on the "Skype" icon on your desktop or double-click on the "x" icon in your desktops system tray to start Skype at any time. Note: Once the Skype window comes up, the "x" checkmark
How to Use Skype Open a Skype Account. Go to www.skype.com Computer->Computer) Search for your friends online. Add them by (Contacts / Add Contact). This is a free service. Computer->Phone). This is called SKYPE OUT. You can dial any fixed or mobile phone where around the world if you add credit in your SKYPEOUT account (go to www.skypeout.com). Paypal and Credit card are supported. Calls are cheap (depending on country), and are relatively comparable to IP cards. Remember to dial the country prefix.
How to Use Skype (Phone->Computer). This is called SKYPE IN. This is a VERY convenient service. SKYPE IN (www.skypein.com)allows you to reserve a phone number in a country of choice. The cost is 30 EURO a year, or 10 EURO for 3 months. This allows you to hand out a local number to friends / work collegues in a different country (so they are charged only a local call), and when they call you, your SKYPE on your computer will ring (no matter where you are in the world!). This is handy if you want to have a number on your business card for a country that you do not reside. The only cost to you is the yearly rental of the number, and the caller is charged a normal phone call charge.
Benefits of using Skype In most circumstances, Skype provides access to voice and video communication for a fraction of what other options cost. Phone conversations are often preferable to an exchange of e- mail, and Skype gives phone access to people who might not be able to afford it otherwise particularly in the case of international phone calls. Skype brings them within reach of almost anyone, without going through the channels of an IT support desk. It allows more frequent contact between colleagues, collaborators, and friends and permits connections with those not likely to be in touch through conventional phone systems. Skype also saves traditional phone costs: when buying a SkypeIn number, users can choose the area code; someone in New York, for example, could have a SkypeIn number with an Atlanta area code, and anyone who calls that number from Atlanta won’t have to pay long distance charge