International meeting to use Skype

Jaume de Marcos at his new blog UU Without Borders notes the UUA International Office is hosting a “Skypecast” — a multi-user audio chat using the Skype voice telegraphy software. I’ve never gotten much out of Skype personally, but if the bandwidth holds among the various participants, this might be a useful communication mode.

I continue to wonder if a form of keyboard-based chat might be a helpful if untapped tool for meetings where the participants are scattered over very far distances, as seen in Linux development communities.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

1 comment

  1. Thanks for quoting and the link! Skype is most useful for international PC-to-phone calls, because rates are amazingly cheap. I also wonder about the audio quality of a skypecast. Although one-to-one conversation are usually of good quality, my experience with more than 4 participants in a single conversation is poor quality and unwelcome screeching, but that was with a regular multiuser call, and the skypecast mode may work differently. We’ll see.

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