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Language/s English
Title Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications Examples;
Skype
Google Hangouts
Facebook messaging
Yahoo Messenger

There are many other applications in this genre

Website/s Skype
Google Hangouts
Facebook messaging
Yahoo Messenger
Description  These tools permit Voice and video conversations over the Internet. Each tool has some minor variations, for example Skype only allows video sharing with 2 people, Google hangouts with up to 9. All users have to have the same application to speak/see each other, All the tools also allow text chat and sharing of files.

All the tools are also available for Smartphones

User-friendliness  All tools are between, no previous IT knowledge needed, previous IT knowledge needed, r usability
Cost  All tools have free versions with added features available for various fees
Tutorial
Each tool has adequate support
Skype
Google Hangouts
Facebook messaging
Yahoo Messenger
Other interesting information Allows real time interaction between language speakers
Interest for the project  5