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So much for 's love for 😀 But who uses in 2019 anyway? I logged in now after like 5 years and all my contacts are dead. Feels very much like .
betanews.com/2019/03/08/new-sk

@sesivany That only tells us how limited your social circle is, sorry. In the real world, Skype is still the only thing that works internationally. Red Hat is an outlier going with BJ for video among the U.S. businesses. Most others either use Skype or WebEx.
@pro @sesivany Where I work many meetings use skype (or GotoMeeting)

@moonman @sesivany @pro
📱 I use Skype.
♥️ I prefer Skype.
💼 Some job interviewers do interviews via Skype.
🎙️ Podcasters I watch use Skype with their guests.

😀👍

@evelynyap @moonman @sesivany @pro Yep, lot of enterprises still use Skype for Business which is very different from Skype. And most od them hate it and want to move away from it because it's grotesquely unreliable, usable only on Windows, doesn't have offline messaging, terrible multi-device support etc. It's like it's still 2005.

@ondra @evelynyap @sesivany @pro gotomeeting supposedly works on mac and linux now, if it does I don't see any reason to use anything else unless you prefer only libre software.

@moonman @evelynyap @sesivany @pro Gotomeeting even works fine in a browser, I'm using it occasionally on a Chrome device as well. Heck, even Microsoft's own Teams that are replacing Skype work in the browser on Chrome devices. (Voice calls only.) Skype for Web works on other platforms as well, BTW, you just have to change user agent string.
Most companies I work with use either Hangouts Meet or Zoom, though.

@ondra @moonman @evelynyap @sesivany No argument here. All we were talking about was Jiří claiming that nobody used Skype anymore, and it's just not true. It is possible that Skype's user base is trending down, especially in the business setting, where video chat startups are popping up like mushrooms after a rain.

@pro @evelynyap @moonman @ondra I never said no one was using it. I said none of my contacts were available there. You started arguing with usage in companies while companies use Skype for Business which is renamed Lync and shares only the name with Skype. Yes, people still use it for ad hoc calls, but how many of them are reachable on Skype any time?

@pro @evelynyap @moonman @ondra if I wanted to make a call with any of them, I could email them, they would dig up their credentials, log in to Skype... The thing is that in that case I could just send them a link and without any set up or login use dozen other services that do the same job. I don't have to rely on Skype at all any more, so it doesn't really concern me if it's available for Linux or not.

@pro @evelynyap @moonman @ondra and for daily calls and texting all of my contacts have moved to services like Whatsapp, Messenger, Telegram... That's where they're online and reachable. Yes, those services don't offer calls to phone numbers, but that doesn't matter much in 2019 since everyone is online.

@sesivany
I don't think anyone was arguing with you here. You tooted. We responded. There are people shouting everyday into the world wide void, hoping to get a response. You seem upset that we engaged in conversation.

Indeed, there are . For those curious what's happening oqutside of their realm:
is popular where I'm at.
in China.
seems the most universal.
And yes, they can call numbers.

@pro @moonman @ondra

@ondra @moonman @evelynyap @sesivany One other thing! Google Hangouts were supposed to take over, and didn't. I noticed that the same kind of people who liked G+ also tended to use hangouts. Might be a coincidence.

@pro I've done quite a few calls with people from various companies during the 8 years in Red Hat and I've been asked to use Skype only once. And that was a call with a marketing person from Microsoft. I politely declined and suggested a standard phone call.

@sesivany I interviewed people for positions at Red Hat over Skype, for example Kashyap's sister, because they were in some remote place like India or Argentina.

@sesivany
ICQ Is really dead, but it was my first number ever I remembered: 418886359 😂

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