Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Advantages and Disadvantages of Skype

Skype is becoming an extremely popular way of communication.  Listed below are some advantages and disadvantages of Skype.

Advantages

  • free communication
  • can call across the world
  • cheap to use (if you are a subscriber)
  • brings societies together
  • has potential to be a great technology

 Disadvantages

  • need internet access
  • has a negative effect on outside world contact with others (just stay at home and chat with friends)
  • requirements to use it keep people from using it (computer, headphones, webcam)
  • no language translator
As you can see there are more advantages than disadvantages for Skype.  I highly recommend using Skype because it helps keep in contact with family and friends.  It also helps businesses keep in touch with other companies over seas.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you! this was very helpful!

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  2. I was too dependent upon Skype, but you get what you pay for. I tried RHUB's service and have been there ever since.

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