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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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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...
the NYPD is introducing 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...
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...
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...
Divorce over Whatsapp could predict the future of courts.

Divorce Over WhatsApp May Predict the Future of Legal Hearings

Social media has without doubt been the ruin of many a relationship. Whether it’s the reason for a breakup or just the digital version of a Dear John letter, digital platforms now recreate almost...
People enjoying a virtual dinner party

Expand Your Social Life with an International Virtual Dinner Party

A crisp white tablecloth. A half-filled wine glass. And views of two different oceans. If you turn your head to the right from your restaurant seat you can see across the San Diego coastline and...
Marriage and family video conferencing

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,...

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...
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...
A digital family reunion can take place over video chat.

A Digital Family Reunion Via Video Call Crosses the Korean Divide

Video conferencing was designed to conquer the tyranny of distance, but it can cross political barriers as well. On the Korean peninsula, it could soon begin doing both. According to the Korea Times, families separated...