How Skype change communication

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Skype-video-calling service was introduced to the public 10years.In April of 2013, Skype announced that its users are now clocking up more than 2 billion minutes connecting per day. That’s enough time to travel to the moon and back more than 225 times. This is a huge amount for a software. However, what makes Skype become so popular, below are the reasons of its success.

 

First, for communication, skype decrease the cost for communication oversea. Through the skype, people can connect to each other and chat with them easily .In traditional way, if people want to contact people oversea, the only way is to have a phone call in IDD. With Skype ,the cost of talking with your business partner is only your expense of internet service From the source of Smartone, the expense of IDD is at least hk$2.3 per minutes in a regular hours, however through the internet providers, the expense of internet service can be limited at HK$100 per month. Using the skype, people can communicate not only speaking, but also watching other faces. As a result, Skype become so popular in communicating with business oversea.擷取222

 

conference_MP07127_webSecondly, Skype become a new medium for discussion. Before the birth of skype, discussion is just held in a real place but not digital. We may discuss the business in the office, coffee shop.It is inconvenient for everyone to go a place for a deal if everyone live in different region. It wastes a lot of time and it is inefficient to process. After the birth of skype, everything change, we can have a discussion in skype. We do not need to group in a place together for an hour discussion. we can just have a video call in skype.

 

 

The popularity of skype not only change the communication of friend or parents and also business communication. We can have the face to face conference in Skype. It is also accelerate the process of business.

There is an example in China. There is an online psychotherapy service in china.Snyder,an 76-year-old Psychologist, establish a large following in china using video chatting with their patient. During treatment, they lie on the couch with the screen behind them. After the treatments, she performs analysis over Skype and give back the result to patient without face to face communication .Thus, Skype can help human go on a new trend of business development.

 

Skype brings people closer, it seems, can also drive them further apart. However, Skype can brings some big impact in communication.

 

Firstly, Skype is relied on an unstable server. The Skype service relies entirely on some secret peer to peer structure. This structure can cause severe problems up to failure of the entire service. An incident happened in August 2007 when Skype was unavailable to the majority of its users for approximately three days. The official Skype blog blamed the Windows Update Service and Washington Post quotes a Skype executive saying “that the problem was caused by a flaw in Skype’s four-year-old software and that it was unclear why the problem had remained dormant until this week”. Others speculated that Russian hackers might be responsible. The real cause of the outage was never revealed. So skype is not reliable in a business communication.

 

Secondly, rely too much in skype may not be a good way to make a deal. Skype is not an only method to make a deal. There are more ways such as e-mail,phone call or face to face communication.

 

Thus, Skype make a new era of communication in business. Skype foster the development of online communication. However, Skype is not the only way to make a deal in a business world. Due to the unstable service of Skype, traditional way should be adopted to confirm the deal.

 

Reference

SmarTone Plan

http://www.smartone.com/tc/

Group video for skype

How Skype change the world

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-whent/skype-history_b_1283414.html

Four ways Skype has changed the way the world communicates

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/right-click/four-ways-skype-changed-way-world-communicates-144648497.html

Skype Social Good-Making Life Better Through Technology

http://blogs.skype.com/2012/12/06/skype-social-good-making-lif/

What are the positive and negative impacts of social networking sites

https://sites.google.com/site/tehilahclass2a/why-do-you-think-people-use-social-networking-sites/what-are-the-positive-and-negative-impacts-of-social-networking-sites

The negaitve impact of social Networking SItes on Society

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/negative-impact-social-networking-sites-society-opinion/

Impacts of Skype on Modern Society

http://boutar103.blogspot.hk/

Do teens rely too much on the internet

https://prezi.com/c3b0y8-fsfub/do-teens-rely-too-much-on-the-internet/

 

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Can Youtube be the best media in entertainment?

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Youtube-a video-share website created in 2005.The site allows users to upload, view and share videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via YouTube, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Now Youtube is the biggest video-share website in the world, but can Youtube be a new channel for entertainment. Below are the analysis

Strength:Youtube is a new platform for everyone to join. Not only watch the video but also record video. Making a video for YouTube is considerably cheaper for people. You do not need a huge budget to be there. Everyone can make their own video in Youtube. For example, Hong Kong youtuber- Bomba production have two youtube channel including Bomba Funny Life and Bomba video pro. In these channel, they produce different types of video such as funny video or food review. For example, in this funny video, there are about 1.2millions view. We can see that Youtube can provide a medium for video makers and audience to satisfy.

Youtube has more freedom comparing with traditional media. You can watch a lot of information that were not allowed to air for one reason or another. On YouTube, there are significantly fewer restrictions and often, particularly these video enjoy great interest.For example, Youtube channel -Smosh mainly produces the video about mischief and funny video .It is not common for us to watch the programme all about mischief. However ,in video, we can watch that kinds of video.smosh_avatar_google+

 

YouTube-app-for-iPhoneDue to the rise of smartphone, Youtube also follows the trend and produce an app for smartphone. Computer is not the only way to watch Laptops, tablets and smartphones are devices that have entered our daily life of millions of people, and Internet access through public Wi Fi networks, 3G and other technologies are very popular now. Watching videos on the network is accessible from anywhere.

 

22822872526_a1de24b8f7_oYoutube also can provide the broadcast function .For example, melon music award in Korea is held on Youtube for people to watch. It provide more choice for people to watch the same program in different media. Moreover, Youtube also have broadcast software for gaming.

Youtube promotes Youtube Gaming in August 2015.The content of this channel is to broadcast people’s gaming video. People can have a new choice to promote or share their views on their games. They can choose whether they broadcast on Youtube or Twitch-the biggest broadcast channel for gaming.youtube-gaming-1940x1301.png

However, Youtube also have its disadvantages.

 

Weakness

Youtube cannot promise the quality of the video. Sometime, there is just a silly video in Youtube. For an example, the video-how to make a fruit cake providing a wrong message for teens to waste food. Some teens may learn and imitate their behavior. Thus, Youtube cannot secure the quality of video and may make people have a wrong concept from watching this bad quality video.

Moreover, the convenience of Youtube may cause the issues of privacy invasion. Criticism may occur in Youtube when there are some struggle or dispute. For example, famous Youtube video-The Bus Uncle is a Cantonese YouTube video clip of a quarrel between two men aboard a bus in Hong Kong on 27 April 2006. While the older man, who came to be nicknamed the Bus Uncle, scolded the man seated behind him, a nearby passenger used a camera phone to record the entire incident. The clip became YouTube’s most viewed video in May 2006, attracting viewers with its rhetorical outbursts and copious use of profanity by the older man, receiving 1.7 million hits in the first 3 weeks of that month.

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The video became a cultural sensation in Hong Kong, inspiring vigorous debate and discussion on lifestyle, etiquette, civic awareness and media ethics within the city, eventually attracting the attention of the media around the world.After that,more and more people in Hong Kong try to record this dispute in Youtube for people to comment.

 

As a result, Youtube can be a good media for people to watch due to its freedom, platform and creativity. However, if Youtube wants to be the best media, it should monitor or encourage people to record a high quality of video clip. With a high quality of video clip, audience can learn more or have fun in an appropriate way.

Reference:

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Information of The Bus uncle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bus_Uncle

How to make Fruit cake

Bomba短片-如果改善隊友間的人際關係

Information of Bomba

http://evchk.wikia.com/wiki/Bomba

Youtube gaming

http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/china_world/20151017/00180_041.html

http://unwire.hk/2015/08/26/youtube_gamer_announce/game-channel/

http://youtube-global.blogspot.hk/2015/06/a-youtube-built-for-gamers.html

Pros and Cons of youtube

http://www.grreporter.info/en/youtube%E2%80%99s_10_advantages_over_tv/5404

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/many-advantages-using-youtube-wb-129999

http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/1197/pros-and-cons-of-youtube/

 

Information of Melon Music Award

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%94%9C%E7%93%9C%E9%9F%B3%E6%A8%82%E7%8D%8E

http://kpopn.com/tag/melon-music-awards/

http://www.melon.com/melonaward/timeline.htm

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