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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.

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,...
outdoor video conferencing

Outdoor Video Conferencing Turns Your Treadmill Workout into a Trek Through the Wild

You can hear the crunch of foliage beneath boots, see the glare of the rising sun, and look out over the dawning valley below, but your shoes are clean and dry and the air...
next generation of social media

Why Video Chat Apps Are the Next Generation of Social Media

It sounds like guided meditation. You walk the floor of a virtual corridor lined with doors, behind which await all the most important people in your life. You can enter any door you choose, at any...
Skype Wedding Ceremonies

Skype Wedding Ceremonies Give Virtual Guests the Chance to Share in the Big Day

Every wedding guest list has a few of them--loved ones who can’t get themselves to the chapel for the service. Be it the elderly aunt in Boulder who doesn’t travel anymore, the young cousin...
online marriage counseling with video calling

Online Marriage Counseling With WebRTC Video Calling Fits Every Situation to Bring Couples Closer

The experts tell us the key to a happy marriage is communication. Lots of experts say it. All the experts say it. If they’re right--and that’s why we call them experts--then opening up new methods...

How Airtime’s Live Streaming Social Media App Could Revolutionize Online Dating

More and more Americans are meeting their potential partners online. Problem is, there’s precious little you can do digitally to extend the courtship before meeting in-person.   You can exchange text messages, a few photos,...
long-distance birthday

Long-Distance Birthdays: India’s Prime Minister Appeared at a Party via Video Call, and You...

The world’s most digitally advanced head of state is at it again. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi—he of the world record for most simultaneous video conferencing broadcasts—has used the technology to mark yet another...
making a great video calling impression

10 Cheap Ways to Make a Great Video Calling Impression

You’re a tech-savvy professional who realizes the potential video calling holds for creating better communication at work. And now you’ve earned a big online interview that could do wonders for your career. But no matter...
virtual touch gloves

Could Gloves That Allow Virtual, Remote Touch Bring Long-Distance Parents and Newborns Together?

The softness of a newborn baby’s hands belie the strength of their grip. The intricate, miniature details of their nails, knuckles, and wrinkles are fascinating, but it’s not until they’ve got your pinkie in their...
virtual support group

Build Your Own Social, Mobile, and Virtual Support Group with Video Conferencing and WebRTC

“I felt like I was steamrolled by an ocean liner.” That was Marjorie Waxman’s emotional state after she was informed her young son was suffering from leukemia. Unable to cope alone with the trauma, and unable...