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The social networks of the future will close the distance between us like never before. VC Daily examines the power that real time, face-to-face connection has to transform the way we communicate online.

A group of gamers can use a video chat platform as a social gaming network.

A Social Gaming Network: Discord’s Video Chat Service Could Change Gaming Dynamics

A minor online gaming revolution quietly got underway during the final third of 2017. While most of us were distracted by the ever-growing mainstream audience for professional eSports competitions--events which ESPN paid to broadcast...
Online Counseling via Skype taking place on smartphone

Online Counseling via Skype Could Give Bullied Teens a Way to Be Seen

“Social media is harming the mental health of teenagers.” “Why Instagram is the worst social media for mental health.” “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?” These are all headlines drawn from reputable news organizations, including Time and The...
Video conferencing's impact on societyis evident in the rise of remote marriages.

Video Conferencing’s Impact on Society Could Change the Way We Think About Marriage

Video conferencing might end up changing the way we think about marriage--it can certainly change the way we construct our marriage vows. The traditional vows about unconditional love--for better or worse, for richer or poorer,...
Dance lessons via skype would provide the immediacy of a real class.

Take Your Dance Lessons Via Skype, or Soon, Virtual Reality

Dancing is about the moment. Whether you do it with the stars, at a party, or solo across your own kitchen floor it is very much a here-and-now art form. The problem is that...
live holographic video conferencing would make a perfect fit with virtual dancing

Don’t Waste Live Holographic Video Conferencing on Meetings, Take a Friend Virtual Dancing

If reality were more like movies and music videos, we’d all have kicked back our chair, jumped up on the conference table and danced ourselves out of a meeting at least once in our...
Online spiritual counseling can support and even replace in-person chats.

Proving There’s No Limit to Online Spiritual Counseling, Pope Francis Video Chats with Astronauts

Drifting through space and 250 miles above Earth is the perfect place to reflect on humankind’s place in the universe. At least, that’s what Pope Francis thinks, judging from his recent video conference call...
The Facebook app Bonfire looks to be a clone of apps like Houseparty.

New Facebook App Bonfire Merges Snapchat with Houseparty for a Virtual Living Room

Facebook, the world’s busiest social network, is secretly building its users a quiet little getaway where they can chill with friends. Part Facebook app, part standalone platform, this new group video calling service is an...
There are lots of other uses for a webcam besides VC

Six Other Uses for a Webcam That Will Unlock Its Full Potential

The world’s first webcam was built to test the theory that a watched pot never boils. Or something close to that, anyway. In 1991, computer scientists at the University of Cambridge had at their disposal...
doing sign language to demonstrate video conferencing for the deaf

The NYPD Is Testing Video Conferencing for the Deaf to Better Serve Communities

At times, it must feel like being a stranger in your own home. The 200,000 deaf and hard of hearing people living in New York and relying on sign language as their chief form of...
Virtual Book Club Ideas

Video Conferencing Can Turn Your Virtual Book Club Ideas into Reality

Oprah has one. So do Reese Witherspoon and Emma Watson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lena Dunham. You can have one too. Only yours can be so much better than theirs. It’s a virtual book club,...