Humor might be said to be something that is lacking in many people these days, or rather, a sense of humor if you want to be more specific. After all, we have all gotten so serious in our lives, moving about from one task to another and always living under a sense of pressure. Even when we are talking to one another, there is this underlying tension as to who has the “right” in the conversation. Well, this kind of tension does not disappear even when we are holding a conversation online, and these days, apart from Facebook, many of us do keep in touch with one another using Skype.
Skype started off as a VoIP program, and over the years, it has done more than just that, and is now keeping up to 200 million people connected to each other simultaneously, be it via messaging, through a phone call, a video call, or simply a Skype-to-Skype conversation. Skype is not a company that remains as it is, and this time around, they have a new “It’s Time for Skype” marketing campaign that intends to introduce a little bit of humanity back into how we communicate with one another, every single day. As part of Skype’s pledge to make the web a little more human, Skype has worked on a new Facebook app that they call Skype Humoticons.
Just what are Skype Humoticons? Well, this particular Facebook app will enable you to mimic classic emoticons through the capturing of images of your own facial expressions, where you can use a current photo or to actually snap a real photo with your webcam. After that, you can post said photos in the Humoticon gallery or if you feel like it, share it on your Facebook wall. I guess this will have all those duck-faced posers on 9gag come up with their fair share of Humoticons. If you want to take things one step further, there is the option to create an animated Humoticon by taking up to five pictures to show others how you really feel. The moment you are done, download your Humoticon or copy its URL – and it is good to keep an instant message company.