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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.

2019 Facebook Messenger update could make video calling easier.

Does the 2019 Facebook Messenger Update Make It the Best Social Video Platform?

If there is any love left in your love/hate relationship with Facebook, then now might be the time to summon it. The tech giant that practically invented social media seems to be constantly testing the...
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,...
Making a video call between Android and iOS phones

The Best Apps for Making a Video Call Between Android and iOS

If you ask us, Google is more enlightened than Apple. When the search engine giant created Google Duo, a dedicated video conferencing app for Android-powered smartphones, it was broad-minded enough to let iOS users...
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...

A Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner Comes to Life with Webcams, Apps, and Gadgets

Video conferencing means never having to miss Thanksgiving dinner again. Even the U.S. astronauts orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station will use the technology to visit with their families face-to-face while eating turkey...
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...
Teens are using Skype to access online counseling.

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 calling in Ludo and other board games is making online board gaming more personal.

Video Calling in Ludo: The Rise of Online Board Gaming

You can hear the rumble of the dice and the clack of the tokens on the board, and you can feel the stress of the end game, but there’s one drawback…you can’t cheat. And...
Online Spiritual Counseling

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...
Live stream your wedding with a webcam and streaming platform

Live Stream Your Wedding and Have the Destination Without the Guest Drama

Horse-drawn carriages, a procession of mounted cavalry, and even a post-service ride in a Jaguar E-Type may be beyond your means, but there is at least one way your wedding can match that of...