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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 virtual support group can help you cope.

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...
Skype could allow long-distance guests to participate in 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...
future 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...
Virtual baby shower like this one are becoming increasingly popular

Host a Video Conference Baby Shower and Get All the New Mom’s Friends Together

A video call is more than a conversation. It’s like being in the same room with a distant friend or family member, even though they’re miles away. Aside from a hug, you can recreate...
hold a virtual book club meeting

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,...
bonfire virtual living room

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...
airtime's live streaming social media app

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,...
innovative uses for a webcam

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...
dating via video app

New Video Conferencing Technologies Make Video Dating an Increasingly Viable Option for Singles

Did you fall in love online today? No? Maybe your video conferencing equipment is the problem. One-third of Americans who have used online dating services have never actually gone on a date with their online flame. And when...
Dance lessons via skype

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...