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Video communication and the telephone

Video communication and the telephone

The rise of video communication has an impact, whether positive or negative, on our way of communicating one with another.

 

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when speakers can see each other on a low frame-rate video screen, they articulate more clearly than the case where they cannot see each other and are communicating only over an audio link

Article: Effect of low frame-rate ...
Source: ScienceDirect.com

We have known for a long time that visual cues represent up to 90 percent of communication. This is why a face-to-face conversation, such as a video communication, is always much more informative and engaging than a phone call.

Article: The Benefits and Challeng...
Source: Appia Communications - Bu...

when speakers can see each other face-to-face, their speech is less clear. A video image encourages speech that is more clearly articulated

Article: Effect of low frame-rate ...
Source: ScienceDirect.com

Another drawback to using Skype for your calling needs is that the basic subscription or free plan leaves you tied to your computer. If you like to do housework, exercise, or do other things while you’re on the phone, this could cause a problem.

Article: Skype VS Home Phone Servi...
Source: Phone Service Providers i...

When I started in business, all you had was a phone and a fax machine. Today, there’s email, chat, and more. But these are all impersonal forms of communication, which do not allow either participant to see the other and truly interact. Video fills in this gap very nicely. It’s the next best thing to being there.

Article: The Benefits and Challeng...
Source: Appia Communications - Bu...

The audio on the calls will only be as good as your microphone and speakers—and anyone who’s used a computer microphone for teleconferencing knows there’s an art and science to using a microphone effectively.

Article: Skype VS Home Phone Servi...
Source: Phone Service Providers i...

people exchange more information in face-to-face meetings than in the typical telephone call of answering machine message.

Article:   Video as a Technology for…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

But the mobile-phone industry cannot rely on subscriber growth forever. Eventually everyone who wants a mobile phone will have one, as has already happened in parts of Europe and Asia, at which point a new source of growth will be needed. The industry reckons that the most promising source will be delivering data to handsets alongside voice

Article:   Not Just Talk
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

In contrast to the telephone, the [video-communication medium] was perceived to be more informative and slightly more interactive. This pattern makes sense, since the [video-communication medium] adds visual information to the audio information transmitted by the telephone.

Article:   Video as a Technology for…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

in 2002, the number of mobile phones overtook the number of fixed-line ones. With mobile phones in use around the world already numbering about 1.3 billion, some 450m new handsets are still being bought every year (most people upgrade their handsets every couple of years). Globally, one person in five now has a mobile phone

Article:   Not Just Talk
Source:  Offline Book/Journal
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