You've probably read about our Oovoo meeting on Happy Bluebird's or Teresa/Dena's or Lace Lovin' Librarian's blogs. But it was SO fun, I have to do it too.
So I thought a little about Skype and tried to figure out a way to do this. But it's expensive to have an account where more than one can meet and even if you pay it's only for 5 at a time. Then Teresa recommended Oovoo but you know how life is, I just didn't pursue it and there was work and family and, and, and...
Oovoo lets you do 6 people for free so I thought I would sign up for that. Friday was "a DAY at school" but I managed to download Oovoo somewhere in there and found out for the first month, you can have TWELVE for free! What to do? I don't really know how Oovoo works but TWELVE! Wow!
So Bluebird and I thought of people to invite (fast) and came up with a quick list- please don't feel insulted if we didn't invite you this time, we were thinking of people in between work, grading, dinner, a high school play, a husband in pain, and emails that we could find fast. (Kathy N- are you reading this? Where's your email? )
Oovoo works in two different ways. One is similar to Skype and one with with web link. Unfortunately yesterday we tried to mix the two and that didn't work (I'm really sorry Frivole but I think that was our problem.)
Plus we learned that meeting in a public café with a giant coffee machine next to us wasn't ideal.
So, I'd like to try another Oovoo meeting- what do you think? Either everyone will have to have Oovoo downloaded on their computers(free) OR we'll all have to use the weblink. If it works and people like it, I'll get a subcription to Oovoo for my Christmas present and we can do it more often.
And Bluebird, Teresa, Dena and Lace Lovin'- thank you for being my tatting pals yesterday! What fun!
And lunch was REALLY good.