The majority agree that technology is taking over our world with constant new breakthroughs and inventions. Walking down the streets of Chicago and even just in our own Fremdland, it is very common to see people and students walking around listening to the iPods and using their cell phones(shh!). Although cell phones are extremely beneficial to have in order to keep in touch with friends and loved ones, it is impossible for them to imitate the real face-to-face personal connection you have with those people. You can send someone a text and mean it one way, but they can interpret it in any way that they want because sometimes it is very difficult to tell how the sender means the message when reading it (unless they add trillions of exclamation points, question marks, and smileys). Being able to understand a person's tone isn't always the easiest thing to do over texting or Facebook chatting or whatever technology you are using, which brings me to this blog post: SKYPE.
Skype is probably the most effective way of communicating with someone via technology, because it is the closest imitation of talking to someone in person. Being able to hear AND see the person you are talking to rules out the problem of perhaps misinterpreting a text. Although you can distinguish the tone of the person if you are talking to them on the phone, facial expressions play a huge role in communication, and with Skype, that factor is solved as well. Facial expressions add so much delivery in a conversation, and it is so much more fun being able to see the person you are talking to. Also, you won't have to worry as much about getting weird looks when you are in a public place and feel like a loser because you smiled or laughed at your phone.
Really? Haha I can't believe some people these days.
Anyone a big fan of Skype? I know I am! Feel free to comment, share any crazy Skype stories, or whatever! :)