I had a great time, once again, listening to the Women of Web 2.0 webcast Tuesday night. But before it started, I checked my Skype and saw that my friend Anne Baird was online, so I asked her if she was going to listen to WOW2.0. It’s important to know that I live in Illinois, USA and Anne lives in Charlton, Victoria, Australia.
Now think about this for a minute … when else in history has this phenomenon been possible. I could have picked up the phone and called Anne and told her about the program – of course in that scenario it would have been a TV program. Or I could have sent her a telegram telling her to listen to … you got it … a radio program.
The phone call is the best parallel – anyone know what a phone call from the States to Australia costs per minute? Well, I can tell you that my Skype message was free, as was our time online listening to the webcast.
By the way, Anne will be a guest speaker in my undergraduate Secondary Issues class in the fall. No, she’s not flying in .. you’re right … I’m Skyping her into my classroom.
This is so cool!