Facebook, Skype and video chat
This week all the technology forums were filled with the news of Facebook adding video chatting feature. Having it powered by Skype, the video chat becomes supreme of all. One question still haunts my mind, is this an innovation or just an hype. Cause video chatting has been around for a decade now.
As MySpace goes, they had the video chatting feature way back in 2004, when Facebook was trying to pull in users - article here.
As far as Google is concerned, it is till date one of the best chatting tool people have used. With group chatting, offline functionality, video chatting, chat logs, it is the supremo in the field. Google chat has been using these since a long time now. The entire hype about Facebook chat is based on the fact that it single handed has millions of members across the world.
We cannot forget Yahoo. These were the pioneers of Internet Messenger chat rooms. They devices and implemented features much ahead of their time.
Facebook can add features, when it comes to chat (text, multimedia) Skype, Yahoo, Gtalk are the killer apps.