I have used video conferencing mostly for school-related activities–notably, when my triad this summer worked on our project in Adult 640. I liked that I could wear pajamas and drink beer while working with my group synchronously. This is also one way where my iPad is a huge advantage: I was able to put my iPad down (I hold it up with a plate rest) and use my laptop, which doesn’t have a built-in camera, at the same time.
My best friend (the one I do the TV blog with) lives in Alexandria, and we often gchat during X Factor. Last year we used Google Talk (compatible with her laptop and my iPad) to watch the Eurovision finals live, drink wine and make fun of Jedward (from 2012 Eurovision but way better than 2011).
This is her screenshot of Eurovision on part of her screen and me on the other!
I tried to get her to video chat with me this week so I could blog about it but she does not like how she looks on video chat (no one does). During the summer our triad was too busy talking for me to really figure out the “extras” with Google Hangout (or even how to successfully invite people!) so it’s definitely something I want to practice.
I can’t believe our class is almost over! I know we’ll only be split up for a month but the thought of it makes me sad. Oh well, more tweeting!