Video Chat Technology
It used to be that talking face-to-face with someone without them being there was only seen in futuristic movies, but now there are hundreds of free video chat methods to choose from. Video Chat allows people to not only hear but see who they are talking to no matter the distance as long as both parties have some sort of method of video capturing their self. Skype the largest and most widely known video chat software was released in 2003 and by the end of 2010 had over 663 million users. Around 2009 or 2010 was when I first started heavily using Skype and video chat in general, in order to talk with friends from school, outside of school. To this day I use Skype almost daily in order to keep in touch with old friends that I haven’t seen in a while, or long distance family that live in the Philippines. The ability to see who I am talking to even at extreme distances is what really motivated me to try out and use video chat. Too finally see family that I haven’t seen in over 8 years was a gratifying experience, and also to make it easier for a long distance relationship when my girlfriend went to a different college. Video chat methods are also changing yearly at an extremely fast pace, now with smart phones always having a camera and internet connection, people can video chat wherever and whenever they want to. Along with new phone advances cameras are ever changing and better but also more affordable for the masses to the point where everyone has at least one camera. These new better and affordable cameras make vide chatting better because the video is now clearer and more appealing to look at.
Video chat has obviously changed how we communicate with friends, family, and business partners over any distance, the ability to see and interact with someone you are speaking with no matter the distance has allowed stronger and more meaningful communication with people you would otherwise have not have spoken...