The name Skype may bring up visions of talking to long distance relatives over video, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that. In fact there’s a whole community of Skype Vloggers and viewers. In order to encourage creativity in that community the developers of Skype went to three “Superstar” Vloggers (Jamie Jo Blaine (BananaJamana), Anna Brisbin (Brizzy Voices), and Anna Akana) and asked each of them to create a story.
Each girl had to create a story around the themes of diversity, acceptance and openness, and encouraged their viewers to suggest keywords that would guide the story. Then each of the stories was narrated by Anna, characters voiced by Brizzy and illustrated by Jamie Jo. The results weren’t too bad at all and you can see the three stories below.
Skype is also the software of choice for the WinBeta podcast show hosted by Zac and Sean. You can check it out live every Friday at 3PM EDT. If you miss it, you can catchup by clicking the WinBeta Podcast link at the top of every page.Further reading: Microsoft, Skype, video