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Overview of Skype Founded in 2003 Popular way of communicating via video chat Good technology and fast connection speed http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/windows/
History and Creator of Skype Founded by Swedish entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström and Dane Janus Friis Developed by Estonian developers AhtiHeinla, PriitKasesalu, Jaan Tallinn "Sky peer-to-peer" abbreviated to "Skyper", which was already taken; dropped final "r" leaving "Skype"
Purpose of Skype Make free video and voice calls Send instant messages Share files with other Skype users Make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles Connects business colleagues and keeps friends and families together
Content of Skype.com Links to... - Video Calling - Call phones and Mobiles - Instant Messaging - Skype Manager Side links to... - Features - Get Skyped - Prices - Accessories - Business - Support Search Box provided for additional assistance "Sign In" and "Join Skype" links Creator of Skype.com is unfound
Uses for Skype
School: used for one on one meetings with teachers
Business: used for group meetings from home
Home: used for enjoyment and catching up with others
How do I use Skype? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_fboWD6gGM
How is Skype a Web 2.0 Tool?
Deals with communicating with others around the world
Deals with collaboration on the World Wide Web
Information can be shared via video chat.
Highly advanced tool; Web 2.0 is highly advanced
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What does research say? Expanded to the Verizon network and smartphones: Android and iPhone New and better way of communicating Benefits the business industry Keeps long distant people connected As Skype continues to improve, people will remain infatuated by it
Pros and Cons Pros: - Fast Internet connection (If properly connected) - Sufficient way to communicate with the outside world - Web 2.0 tool - No random video chat; always someone you know - Now on Smartphones (such as the iPhone) - Face to face contact with missed ones Cons: - Not every feature is free - Some may not have webcam; can't contact - Video can lag if wireless connection is poor
Works Cited http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home http://ezinearticles.com/ http://phones.verizonwireless.com/skypemobile/ http://about.skype.com/ http://www.paulgraham.com/web20.html