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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.

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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 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...
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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...

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,...
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...
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,...
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...
video dating

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...
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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...
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...