A decade of conversation and over 1.4 trillion minutes of voice and video calls have been made using Skype technology. Today, with the evolution of technology, social media, Google Hangouts, and Apple’s FaceTime, the theory of video calls and being in two places at once is no longer just something futuristic movies include. It is now a part of every day life for many, and Skype estimates that the amount of time that has been spent using their technology would stretch 2.6 million years into the future.
Skype users have made history along the way with Skype calls made atop Mount Everest, providing essential needs and support to refugee camps all the while using Skype to keep in contact with those around the world, and one of the more miraculous stories include the ability to see oranguatans using Skype technology to enjoy video calls. Technology has enabled users around the world to stay connected, and witness once-in-a-lifetime events such as soldiers witnessing the birth of their children and allowing children to go on virtual field trips to other countries. Skype is definitely a tool that it’s users never cease to find countless ways to integrate into their lives.
Skype shared the infographic below to provide a visual timeline of the evolution and adoption of their product over the past decade:
Skype is allowing its users to join the celebration and is offering 30 minutes of free Skype WiFi simply for signing into a Skype account between August 29th and September 1st. Additionally, Skype is asking for a favorite Skype memory from it’s users and are asking it to be shared through their Moment Makers’ Story Bank, Facebook or Twitter using #10YearsofSkype.
Congratulations, Skype and Happy 10th Birthday from the team at Paveya. We leverage Skype on a daily basis with client and internal communications.