July 19, 2012
-- Some years back it took weeks to build friendship across borders. Pen pal as was popular known has been wiped away with the introduction email. When will email move away? It actually did! With the introduction of online chat rooms, friendship is being built instantly. Users can voice and video chat with strangers who later turn out to be great friends while others try to take advantage of the vulnerable.
EnterChatRoom Inc has taken an approach for people to chat based on continents, countries and local community by launching its latest locality based video chat . A person can decide to make friends with Americans, Europeans, and Indians from the comfort of their seat in Australia or any other country. Hearing the tone or the voice and actually seeing the potential friend through video can definitely give you a feel of who the person really is. Currently being patronized by 5,000 visitors/day this free service is expected to reach 10,000 people by close of 2012.
Online video chat service has its pros and cons.
Pros of online chat rooms are countless. The avenue is created to network with people from around the world. This networking opportunity used to be available to only colleges which had a large international student population. One can choose to make friends from India simply by visiting an Indian chat room. Another boost is that businesses can use this medium to build business relationships and have online video meetings for free. The days of video conferencing is being taken over by video chat sites. Video chat rooms also save immigrants money they would have otherwise used in buying expensive calling cards to communicate with love ones abroad. Why pay and talk on phone when you can video chat for free?
Like all other technological breakthroughs there is some bad side to it. Number one on the list is safety. There are fake webcam software’s online that can be purchased to get a fake identity. A 43 year old man can appear as an 18 year old girl by using cameras that preloads video images of people. Even voices can be changed to suit any tone that is desired. People do complain about the vulnerability of chat rooms without taking precaution.http://enterchatroom.com
warns visitors on their safety. The first step of maintaining your safety is not to trust anybody who sounds too good to be true. People should not commit too quickly to relationships online.
With the advent of this wonderful technology the world has become a smaller place to live. What is the next technology that can bring friends closer than video chat? It is not known yet but we will get there sooner than we think.