A video call is similar to a phone call, but it also transmits video as well as audio so you can actually see who you are talking to and they can see you back. Videophone technology makes the world a smaller, more connected place. The other night I was at my friend’s house and he got a FaceTime call from his buddy in New York. We propped the iPad up on the table and it was like he was in the living room with us. We had random conversations, he showed us his latest purchases, and we laughed and joked for at least an hour. That was the first time I met him, and we were three thousand miles away from each other on opposite sides of the country. Even though I’ve never met him in person, I feel like I have. That’s the power of a video call. Skype is another great service that allows you to stay in touch with friends and family around the world. It’s essential for long distance relationships. It’s hard not being able to see and hear the people that you care about, and a routinely scheduled Skype session will keep you from going crazy. A regular phone call or text message can only convey so much. Video calls let you see the other person face to face and in real time. You get to see the smile form on their face when you tell a joke and that goes a long way. The only downside to video calls is that you still can’t touch the other person. They are right there in front of you and you can’t make physical contact. Skype sex is nowhere close to the real thing.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young