Hey everyone, Chris here with part 2 of Welcome To the Social Network... I Mean Social Networks Pt.1. Last time we talked about the 3 social network giants MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. As time went on and technology progressed, we got webcams. When we got webcams, we also got video chat. The two that a lot of people know about is Skype and ooVoo. In between these two was Chat Roulette. All three were good and they are competing against each other... well Skype and ooVoo are competing. They do have their flaws just like any other social network. This entry might be relatively short. So without further ado, let's begin.
Skype... it's video chatting. They do have a lot of other features such as voice chat and much much more. Skype started around 2003, and it has been going strong for 8 years. It really didn't have that many competition till 2006, when ooVoo came around to say they were better than Skype.
In 2006, ooVoo came to be. ooVoo is considered to b
e competition for Skype. ooVoo does have features like
- Video Calls
- Video Conferencing
- Web video chat
- File Sharing
- Video Call recording
Finally we have Chat Roulette, the video social network for complete strangers. Think of it as a game of roulette; you don't know who you're gonna be chatting with. It could be one person, or it can be a whole group. The bad thing is that you don't know what gonna happen after you hit the "Next" button. You may get people who will try to guess your race, and other times you'll get people who actually wanna talk. If you're the unlucky one, you might get someone who's masturbating on camera. And that's where the weird level goes to another level. I've been on Chat Roulette, and there were times when that happened. Just click next or close that and go to Facebook. Chat Roulette should probably be use only if you get EXTREMELY BORED OUT OF YOUR MIND!!!
In conclusion, video chat social network are somewhat the same. Some might make you pay for certain features, while other don't. You may get the one that are extremely weird. Just watch what you're doing on video. In the next and final part, we'll talk about the week old new social network call Talkbox. Once again, this will be short. I'm Chris, and that is what I what I have to say!