Skypecasts

Today was my first Skypecast and I can see that it might be quite difficult to do with a large group.

Even with a quite knowledgable group, the technology was sketchy at best.  It took 30 minutes to get going and even then there were many individuals who were either having troubles with their technology or simply didn’t know how to participate properly (i.e., muting mics, moving to the “listening” section, etc.).

However, once it got going, it was great.  This is a wonderful way to conference.  While Skype 3.0 allows conference calls, these have to be know entities (in your contacts), while the Skypecast opens it up to larger (possibly nameless/faceless) people.

2 thoughts on “Skypecasts”

  1. I’ve not been able to participate in the Skypecasts yet (usually still at work!). I’m curious though…I’ve had many problems this week with Skype and mics not working, which I thought was odd, since my past month or so of skyping has had little to no glitches. Has anyone else been having ongoing problems with sound in Skype?
    Erin

  2. Hi Erin,

    I’ve never had problems with Skype. I’ve been living out of my home country for about 6 months now and I use Skype for all communication home. I probably use it about once or twice a day. Never any problems.

    However, with the delivery of their new version (3.0), I expect that there were likely some compatibility issues.

    The Skypecasts have really wowwed me. I’m impressed with the facility of the technology. If you check out all the Skypecasts that are going on right now, it’s just amazing. It really seems like an empowering movement for people who want to communicate with the masses (via voice).

    Dan

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