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  • 1. Great alternative for phone Kreyt Kõiv Pärnu College
  • 2.  
  • 3. Main areas
    • Skype generally (what is it, who made, when, why)
    • Advantages of Skype
    • Disadvantages of Skype
  • 4.  
  • 5. General information
    • Simple software
    • Made in 2003
    • Designed by estonians who created previously file-sharing network “KaZaA”
    • Free download from the internet
    • Free conversations with other Skype users (=Skypers)
  • 6. General information
    • Video-conference facility
    • Text-message conversation
    • Terrific deal – person you are contacting may sat at a computer
    • Possiblity to buy Skype credit and call someone´s mobile number
    • Need to have webcam (+headphones with microphone) for video call
  • 7. Advantages of Skype
    • Communication between 2 Skypers for free
    • Easy to use
    • Video-conferencing facility
    • Improvements in video quality
    • Able for full screen video
    • Picture-in-picture (in the latest versions)
    • Software runs also on mobile phones
  • 8. Skype users 4,000,000 20.10.2005 3,000,000 18.05.2005 2,000,000 14.02.2005 1,000,000 20.10.2004 0 29.08.2003 Users Date
  • 9. 14,000,000 20.10.2008 13,000,000 15.09.2008 12,000,000 18.02.2008 11,000,000 7.01.2008 10,000,000 15.10.2007 9,000,000 29.01.2007 8,000,000 8.11.2006 7,000,000 29.08.2006 6,000,000 27.03.2006 Users Date
  • 10. Disadvantages of Skype
    • Lack of security
    • No need to prove identity (=unknown identification)
    • No central server for...
    • ...“traffic” flow
    • ...logging the calls
    • ...screening viruses, Trojan horses and spyware
    • Perfect vehicle for delivering malware (=bad software) 
  • 11. Main points again
    • Skype generally
    • Advantages of Skype
    • Disadvantages of Skype
  • 12. Thank you for your attention! 
  • 13.