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Why SkypeCasts Transcription?

Why SkypeCasts Transcription?

By: Kevin

28 May 2010

We all know what is Skype, do we? Here is the Wiki on Skype, Skype (IPA pronunciation: [skɑɪp], i.e. “skype”, rhymes with type) is a proprietary peer-to-peer Internet telephony (VoIP) network founded by the entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, also founders of the file sharing application Kazaa.

There have been various features and solutions provided in the past by Skype on VoIP, one such recent feature add-on in Skype 2.5 excites us as a transcription service provider. This feature is nothing but the SkypeCasts.

So what is SkypeCasts? SkypeCasts is a new way to have conversations with people across the world who share your interests. Skypecasts are live, moderated conversations allowing groups of up to 100 people from anywhere in the world to talk to one another.

To us SkypeCasts is similar to PodCast, and for that reason if you are using SkypeCasts then you would also want your show / cast accessible by a broader set of audience, see our blog post on Why PodCast Transcription?

Here are some of the reasons why SkypeCasters should also consider transcribing their audio show:

1. Since SkypeCasts are audio formatted they are not easily indexed and searchable by search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN etc…)

2. Publishing the SkypeCasts in the internet means it is targeted towards the global audience; your global audience can be in China, India, Australia, USA or elsewhere. Having the SkypeCasts Transcribed reduces the “Accent barrier” for your global audience.

3. Not to mention your audience who have some kind of hearing problem and hence don’t get the opportunity to hear your SkypeCasts. This is number can significant.

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