Video chat during the holiday as many people can't make it home

United States
January 6, 2012 11:45pm CST
I knew some people were super busy, and they might not be able to make it home during the holiday season, especially like Thanksgiving or Christmas. As the advance of technology, many people might use video chat, like skype, or facetime to communicate with their family in far, far away. At least you can still see your beloved family faces, and you can still chat with them. My cousin was living in Boston, she couldn't make it home this new year day, she used skype to video chat with her father who is at Atlanta. That is one way to communicate her love to her father too. How many of you also adopt the use of video chatting if you can't make it home during the holiday?
5 responses
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
Of course, the experience of being there with your family won't be the same as talking to them through chat clients. My relatives overseas can't fly over because they can't afford it so they just communicate with us through chat/video calls. It will never replace personal time with the family but it can at least get us through if the circumstances make us unavailable personally for our families.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
I use video chatting when my relatives abroad are available. I don't adopt this during holiday since my father goes home every Christmas and we don't really have a video chat. But this is very helpful to reach out to them and see them.
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 12
Here in my country, most people still count on mobile.Thats why the most choosen was a mobile chat. That why I prefer to build a mobile site rather then a website.Also, most of social networking site build mobile version. Some of it allow videos streaming from mobile, even most of services still based on UK, US, CA, AUS.If you know about this you can make a lot of money.
7 Jan 12
It's definitely a way for people who can't travel to be together to at least see each other. It wasn't the holidays but I had a friend who recently got married. His grandma lived several hundred miles away and was in no shape to travel to teh wedding. So they set up a skype camera so that she could watch the wedding from her nursing home. It didn't replace having her there but it was 10 times better than her not being involved at all.
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Jan 12
its really not replacing really fact to fact talking but its kinda helping both sides and really tech did a good job here, as they make you patience to wait longer to see your friends, though not nice but kinda good for sometime not for long time, i hate tech in general