Webcams And Facebook

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Webcams And Facebook

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Some may remember that I acquired an HP laptop in early November and it has a built-in webcam which I had no experience with up until this time.

Not long after getting the laptop I had a webcam chat with a fellow Lounger in England that was very lovely, and was motivational to me to continue this pursuit.

Today, on Facebook, I had another short webcam video meeting with another fellow Lounger, Hey Jude, and it also was very pleasant, crystal clear in both image and audio.

I am (knowing I'm old and somewhat out of touch) quite pleased with both of these experiences and hope to continue the experience with others in the future, especially my family, many of whom I've not seen face-to-face for many years.

Between Facebook's interface and modern webcam software, the two experiences were outstanding!!!

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My Dear One and I have Win 7 loaded laptops, both with the webcams, and I've been too lazy to learn how to connect them for video chats. I would greatly appreciate knowing what webcam software did you use and how easy it was?

By the way --- GO WILDCATS!!!!!!
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Skype is the usual video chat mechanism. It has the overarching advantage of requiring no connection whatever with Facebook!

PS I believe the wild-cats have already gone from most areas of the world.
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PJ_in_FL wrote:My Dear One and I have Win 7 loaded laptops, both with the webcams, and I've been too lazy to learn how to connect them for video chats. I would greatly appreciate knowing what webcam software did you use and how easy it was?

By the way --- GO WILDCATS!!!!!!
The webcam in my laptop is built in but since I used Facebook, I didn't need to run the software that came with the webcam. Facebook, during your first call, will install something called "Facebook Video Calling 1.1.1.1" on your system. When I Googled that, it seems to have been supplied to Facebook by the folks at Skype.

I have since downloaded and installed the free Skype as recommended by others here in The Lounge but have not used it yet since all my contacts are using Facebook anyway.

PS: Our Cats play their next game on Saturday evening in Iowa. Go Big Blue !!!

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I'll look into installing Skype tonight.

Anyone have experience with Microsoft Live Messenger or Yahoo Messenger for video chat? I saw some (possibly biased) reports that these were both relatively easy, with Yahoo having the advantage of allowing linking to a mobile device.
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John Gray wrote:Skype is the usual video chat mechanism. It has the overarching advantage of requiring no connection whatever with Facebook!

PS I believe the wild-cats have already gone from most areas of the world.
Yes, I use Skype when video chatting and would recommend it to everyone.
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I have nothing against Skype, Dave, and as I mentioned I have it installed but have not had to use it.

All of the people in my "circle of friends" are Facebook users and that requires NO additional software like Skype and is terribly easy to use. After a minute or two of initial setup, it seems to work flawlessly.

If you're a Facebook user, I'd give it a try, in addition to Skype.

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Thanks Al - I'll check it out!
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John Gray wrote: . . .
PS I believe the wild-cats have already gone from most areas of the world.
Wishing not to be overly pedantic, but I must object to your postscript. Here in the Western US there are plenty of wildcats. The largest of the breed are known variously as cougars, pumas, and mountain lions. I believe the terms catamount and panther have also been used to describe them. Consider resting comfortably in your rear garden next to the pool and hearing one of these roar and growl about 40 yards away. Click 7 Cougar We have been privy to that demonstration. It seems that a resurgence in the population of deer in suburbia has drawn reproducing pairs of the beasts to our back doors.

Yes, indeed, there are plenty of wildcats here, but I shan't go into the other breeds one might encounter.

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BobH wrote:... Yes, indeed, there are plenty of wildcats here ...
And, in Kentucky, there are Wildcats EVERYWHERE... :clapping: :innocent:
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