But it’s not hype. Skype really is transformative. I truly want everyone I work with (well, those I like–and that’s most almost all of them) to use this service, and only wish I could figure a way to get this kind of word of mouth promotion going for our encyclopedias. The VOIP is inconsistent and that’s annoying, but here’s how the basic chat feature works for me.
An exchange yesterday morning about 6am my time with a friend and colleague who was traveling in the
This morning, at 4am, I realized I should ask Sam Flemming, media expert in
Here’s how to get on Skype with your friends and colleagues. First, sign up at Skype.com. Once you have an account, go to â€œContacts,â€ then â€œSearch for Skype users.â€ Put in Skype name (mine, for example, is karen_christensen) or the personâ€™s name if you donâ€™t know what s/he uses in Skype. You’ll get a list to select from. Right click for options and choose â€œRequest contact details.â€ Write a few words and send. When your friend clicks Okay, you’ll be connected. The photos and notes we use as part of our profiles are fun, too.