What is ooVoo?

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ooVoo is a video chat and conferencing tool designed for Windows, filled with many good tools that help to make video conferencing and chatting a good alternative to conference calls and other things. The program has a recording feature that will allow the user to tape the chats that they have had with other users, and a 15 minute video takes up about 95 MB of space on hard drives. Another feature that is available is a conference calling tool, which lets the users call people who don't have ooVoo on their computers but will still allow them to communicate with them, and the audio will be recorded if the user chooses to record it.

Who uses ooVoo?

There are a variety of ways that ooVoo could be used, from closing a huge business deal to just chatting with a friend who lives in another area. ooVoo is very friendly for business because it allows many people to chat at one time, giving input on what they think should happen and making deals with other businesses that may want to buy their products. It can also be used for long distance teaching, if a student has a tutor in a different state, or even a different country, they would be able to have a live lesson or the teacher could record them for the student and post them on sites like YouTube for future references and studying. A teacher may also have a student use this application to collaborate with other students in the class, or maybe even share their knowledge of the the lessons with others who may be uneducated on the subject. It can also be used if you just want to talk to a friend, because we all know that seeing someone smile is much better then just hearing them laugh or use an emoticon.

What are some cons of ooVoo?

Aside from all of the good things that have been said about ooVoo, there are some cons. One con is that the sound quality is slightly compressed, and there are delays in the streaming of video and audio of up to a second or more. This really can be troublesome, because aside from being slightly annoying, it can also cause a lesson or heated debate to come to an unplanned stop. It also takes up a large amount of the CPU usage on your computer because it uses both audio and video components, so you may have to close programs that are in use in order to use this program, which can be a pain.

ooVoo is a great new technological innovation that is well on its way to becoming one of the primary modes of communication, and I can see it surpassing Instant Messaging, texting, and even standard phone call because of the useful features that are included with the program.

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Links about ooVoo
http://gbsoracle.com/2009/03/27/oovoo-becomes-a-new-freshman-fad/
http://www.ncs-tech.org/?p=1052
http://www.chrisbrogan.com/oovoo-video-chatting-for-2008/