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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Online marriage counselling via video calling could help couples heal.

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...
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,...