In 2010 we saw happening a lot and I still have to catch up with everything for myself. It seems as if the 12 months were 24 or 36, so much innovation happening in such a short period of time.
One topic that came up during the year was of course Skype. All the features and upgrades to this service alone show how quickly the tech sector is moving forward and also how quickly we learned to adapt ourselves to new trends. Last week, Skype officially launched their new iPhone app. I believe this is going to be a breach in the dike of how people will communicate.
According to the latest Pew report it seems to be the case. In the report you can find that about 20% of Americans have at least once used a video calling feature on the PC or their mobile phone.
And today we learned that Skype 5.0 finally got the full Facebook implementation. This could actually be the tipping point for video calls becoming mainstream which would be of course very benefitial for live online language courses. Fast Company is already seeing 40% of Americans using video call at the end of next year.