Comment 18V Re: Great News


Skype Gives In: Group Video Chat Now Free, Like Hangouts


Great News (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-28 18:09 (#17X)

I actually paid for Skype for group video chat... and I joined GooglePlus for Hangouts...

Personally, I would prefer to pay Skype than have to join a Social Network, but this is the pressure of modern collaboration, you have to go where your colleagues are or you just look ludite.

Maybe this means I won't need to renew my Skype subscription to retain this feature. Unfortunately, they had it set up on auto-renew when I signed up, so I will have to check my preferences, which is something I frequently forget to check... thanks for the heads up in any case

Re: Great News (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-28 21:42 (#189)

Somebody, somewhere once said this about Googleplus and Facebook back when Facebook was forcing you to get and use a email address:

"Join Facebook and get an email address shoved down your throat. Get a Gmail account and get a social network shoved down your throat." Same goes for anyone who ever wanted to comment on a youtube video. Crikey - makes me not even want to use Youtube because of that alone. Who wants your youtube comments blasted out to everyone in your network? Not me.

Re: Great News (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-04-29 15:02 (#18V)

Who wants your youtube comments blasted out to everyone in your network? Not me.
When I add a comment to a YouTube video on my phone there is a checkbox of "Share Publicly". If it is unchecked I didn't see if in my feed, but I have not looked into this that much. I don't know about the website version.


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2014-04-29 16:59 Informative +1
2014-04-29 17:43 Informative +1

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