If you drop by any internet café, you may hear more foreign languages being spoken than you will hear German. People of all walks of life having a very in-depth conversation in their native language with their computer. The most likely explanation for this is that they are calling their homeland through one of the VoIP services.
Not heard of VoIP? You will have done, however, it will most likely have been referred to by the most popular VoIP system, Skype. I am sure you will have heard or possibly even said. “Skype me” or “I’ll Skype you soon.” It is starting to become part of the collective vocabulary of the IT savvy population in the same way that “google it” or “I/he/she/it googled” did not so long ago. Continue reading