Advances in technology have meant it has become simple to keep up with friends and family no matter where in the world they are; be it the other side of the globe or just down the street we can contact them at the click of a button – even the thought of running up a huge phone bill doesn’t stand in our way these days with the internet bring us services such as Skype that enable us to instantly chat face to face, or perhaps even witness that not to be missed moment live from where ever you happen to be with the introduction of smartphones and such free to use services.
I’m not much of a phone person but there have been times when I’ve needed to talk to someone and to see that friendly face, to be able to know they are sincere in what they are saying which is often so hard to do through the written word alone – so Skype at those times has been the place to go to for me.
Of course it offers so much more than just one to one conversations with group conversations available as well, meaning you can get all your friends in together, no matter where in reality you all happen to now live and have a good old time, sharing links in the chat area while trying to keep up with everyone talking over each other.
My other half has even used it to try and learn another language, by speaking to someone who knew both English and Japanese. He seemed to have a ball and even came away knowing a bit more than when he started.
In fact Skype has many uses check out this video of Andy Samberg from the comedy group Lonely Island showing just how some of our favourite actors and actresses might use it to audition for that next big blockbuster.
Do you use Skype, what’s your favourite thing to talk about across it?
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