Skype

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    May 21, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    Do people find skype any good for messaging and everything instead of using like msn and stuff

    i dont have a webcam but normal cam , does it still work?
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    May 21, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    i've just started to experiment with skype, and i find it quite fascinating. as a friend of mine pointed out, "it's like magic!" and i couldn't agree more.

    when i first started using it, it reminded me of when i was much younger and used to talk to the images on the television and only pretend that they would talk back to me.

    this time, they actually do. IT'S LIKE MAGIC!! icon_biggrin.gif

    (i haz a happy naow)
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    Jun 08, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    Skype is good to use in lieu of using traditional phone services. I have friends in the UK, and here in the states that I talk to regularly, and the savings is great (Skype is free). I actually prefer to even chat with new acquaintences on camera and mic, it somewhat takes the place of being there if the person is a long distance away. Plus, I also prefer to hear the emotion and inflection of the person as we discuss a topic, and to see their reaction live, instead of the impersonal, cold, texting done in traditional chatting, where a message, or line can be misunderstood.... So, yes, get Skype, you will enjoy it better than emailing back and forth, and having to wait for a response...
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    Jun 08, 2011 6:36 AM GMT
    We use Skype at work for instant messaging and conference calls. I hate it. It's really slow and bloated. And the latency makes for really awkward conversations, especially if there are lots of people on the call.

    For one on one personal communication, it's not so bad as long as you have a solid internet connection. Now that Microsoft owns Skype (and Qik), they'll probably integrate the Skype voice/video calling features into the next MSN Messenger.
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    Jun 08, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    It's more of a professional medium for me. I can talk with friends, coworkers, and future employers on there since it uses my real name.