Time definitely flies. So 2 days ago, Skype marked it’s 10 years of service and it dawned on me how Skype’s been an integral part of my life all this time – from times when my father would travel overseas and we’d use skype to videochat with him to times when I need to hold online support sessions with my development team for work. In all honesty, I was really excited when Skype would replace MSN because it meant that everyone would have to switch over to Skype.
Even today, Skype continues to be an integral part of my life – for multiplayer gaming, for conference calls at work, for cross-country collaboration in the office and, of course, for keeping in touch with my dad when he travels.
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It’s awesome to see how Skype has evolved all this time (although I do hope they optimise their Android app to suck less battery).
As part of their 10 year anniversary, Skype will be offering 30 free minutes of Skype WiFi to all users. Between August 29 and September 1, users can sign up for 30 minutes of free Skype WiFi, which can then be used at any time during the next 30 days.
The Skype blog has also come up with a really interesting infographic of interesting facts about Skype and the stuff that has been done with it. I definitely look forward to seeing more folks getting onto Skype and hopefully getting used to making video calls. 🙂