Skype – internet telephony

Skype (pronounced to rhyme with ripe) is a proprietary peer-to-peer internet telephony (VoIP) network, founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the creators of Kazaa. The network is provided by all combined users of the free desktop software application. Skype users can speak to other Skype users for free, call traditional telephone numbers for a fee (SkypeOut), receive calls from traditional phones for a fee (SkypeIn), and receive voicemail messages for a fee. (Wikipedia)

I got into because my brother has it. And I’ve seen it on various business cards. I bought a $20 Logitech headset/microphone, plugged it in, and I was in business, talking to him. The Skype software is free, and there is a SkypeOut paid program to call regular phones.

*Doing interviews with Skype (Share Skype)
*The Engadget Interview – Nilas Zennstrom
*How Skype and Kazaa Changed the Net (BBC News)
*Interviews via Skype (Blogarithms)
*The Online Audio Interview Recorder: Skype Recorder vs. iVocalize
*skype journal – independent news, views, support
* share Skype – Skype blog
*Skype + Podcast Recorder = SkypeCasters (Unbound Spiral)
*Using Skype as a Community Media Production Tool (Digital Divide Network)