Videoconferencing Is A Friend At Work

In their study of casual work interactions, Whittaker et al. (1994) concluded that coordination works best among people who are physically located in the same place because they have more opportunities to find others who are available to talk.  Let’s face it, as much as we love Facebook and Twitter,…

Why Water Cooler Conversations Are Essential to Work Productivity

During my recent U.K. trip, while doing VSee calls all day long, it was IM and Chatter that I depended on the most to keep in touch with my coworkers.  Those tools in addition to one-click video calling were critical for my informal interactions–those casual conversations that are so important for…

Top 10 Reasons To Use Videoconferencing

If you aren’t already sold on the idea of using videoconferencing to supplement (not replace) face-to-face meetings, here is a neat little list I adapted from Richard Schaphorst’s list in Videoconferencing and Videotelephony: Technology and Standards, 2nd Edition: #10 Reliability: Hold your meeting regardless of weather, flight delays, or other…

What’s In A Face?

A voice without the face is still the same person…right? Given that humans are highly visual creatures, and that a disproportionately large portion of the brain is devoted to processing images (Wolfe, 2001), it seems to make sense that including video in virtual conferences could dramatically improve communication between people. …

The Flash brick wall

Here’s an interesting article on Techcrunch about Chatroulette V2. Just a quick note: I love the Chatroulette concept – it addresses an addictive side of human nature. Their success finally landed them into the Flash scalability nightmare. Pretty much all the social video conferencing tools are build on Flash (rounds, tokbox,…

Why was VSee invented? – Remote Communication

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