I love Skype! And I love introducing people to Skype! Essentially, Skype is a free video phone on your computer. I use Skype all the time to talk to my daughter who lives 60 miles away. Talking on the phone is nice but being able to actually see her while we’re talking is a hundred times better! It feels like we’re actually sitting down and talking face to face. Then again, that’s exactly what we’re doing! Oh, and did I mention it was free?
What’s really cool is I can now video conference with friends all over the world. I sometimes Skype with my friend Michael in Bangledesh, where he and his wife work as school teachers and administrators. By doing a screen capture while we’re talking, I can “take a picture” of Michael at his desk. Think about that! Wherever I am with my laptop—at home, at a restaurant, or even in my car near a wifi connection—I can literally take a picture of the inside of a home, school or office building anywhere in the world! How cool is that! (more…)