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  1. 1. Skype<br />One of the most effective and widely used social technologies around.<br />
  2. 2. Purpose of Skype<br />The main purpose of Skype technology is to enable people from all around the world to communicate with each other in an easy and affordable way<br />This technology can be used in a variety of contexts including;<br />Personal context<br />Business context<br />Educational context<br />Media Context<br />
  3. 3. Personal Context<br />Skype can be used to talk to family and friends from all around the world<br />Skype can also be used to share files such as photo files with family and friends<br />Therefore Skype can play a large role in maintaining personal relationships <br />
  4. 4. Business Context<br />Skype enables video conferencing so that business meetings can be conducted from a variety of locations.<br />Skype has played a major contribution in enabling 21st century society to work towards a global economy as regional boundaries no longer pose a problem.<br />
  5. 5. Education Context<br />Skype enables distance education to be easy and accessible as online tutorials can be conducted via video calls<br />Skype enables students with hearing disabilities to engage in distant education as video calls can be conducted in sign language <br />
  6. 6. Media Context<br />Skype can be used within the media to give the public the latest news on current events<br />For example during the Queensland Flood Disaster Skype video calls were used by a variety of TV networks to give the public the latest information on the disaster.<br />
  7. 7. List of References<br />Skype. (2011). Features. Retrieved March 15th, 2011, from<br /><br />Image retrieved March 15th 2011 from<br />