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Re: [webdesign-396] Skype and Distance participation

From: Brad D.
Sent on: Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:47 AM
Great idea Joseph!

On 7/11/07, Joseph James Frantz <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hello all!
> Since several people cannot make it to some of our meetings, I got to
> thinking we could hook them up with Skype.­
> I just got on it this past week thanks to the folks at Joomla! and I am
> hooked. You can do lots of neat things with it. I don't know if it has video
> chat, but it definitely has audio conferencing with up to 9 persons. If
> several of us that have laptops had Skype, we could all hook up a few folks
> in a conference. This way they could still participate. Skype also has text
> so one of us could pay attention to when a distant participant wants to
> raise her hand so to speak.
> There are a lot of possibilities with this. All 9 on one computer..forming
> their own conversation with each other. Or a couple on two or three
> different computers. As you know we tend to break up into small groups of
> three or four. In this case each group of three or four could become a group
> of four or five, with a couple folks being on skype.
> Also skype is available on Gnu/Linux, Mac and Windows. So no one would be
> excluded.
> If you already have skype, and you want, go ahead and post your skype nick
> to your profile. Mine is Aoirthoir.
> This would also be great for mini-skype meetups inbetween our main meetups.
> Thanks kindly yall and best regards,
> Joseph James Frantz
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