Me For You: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik

Rintel, S., Harper, R., Watson, R., and O’Hara, K. (2015). ‘Me For You’: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik. Workshop on Everyday Telepresence: Emerging Practices and Future Research Directions. In this position paper we outline the opportunities and challenges of pure asynchronous video messaging as an everyday utility. We recruited 53 users to try Skype Read more about Me For You: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik[…]

Mass exodus from Facebook due to fatigue, rise of alternatives such as Google+

I commented (briefly) in The Sunday Mail about Facebook fatigue and the rise of Google+. Tin, J. (2011, August 14, 5:00pm) Mass exodus from Facebook due to fatigue, rise of alternatives such as Google+. The Sunday Mail. “University of Queensland digital communications expert Dr Sean Rintel also pointed to interest in Google+, which has attracted some 25 Read more about Mass exodus from Facebook due to fatigue, rise of alternatives such as Google+[…]

Google may spell the end of landlines

I commented in The Courier Mail about the issues of replacing landline telephones with videochat and VOIP. Tin, J. (2011, July 23, 5:00pm). Google may spell the end of landlines. The Sunday Mail. “The University of Queensland’s communication technology expert Dr Sean Rintel said recent advances in online communication would accelerate the demise of the traditional landline.” Read Read more about Google may spell the end of landlines[…]