It was Monday morning and I was settled in at my desk working from home as I always do during my weekdays. The familiar sound of a Skype message alert diverted my attention from one computer monitor to the other. I expected to see one of my clients leaving me a Skype text message and needing my help with something.
Imagine my surprise to see a message from Linden Grove requesting me to share my contact information! Oh, Happy Day!
I was like a little kid on Christmas. My fingers could not type fast enough to reply as quickly as I had wanted to. None-the-less, I finally completed the reply and hit send. It was quiet for a moment and then, a message. And no, it wasn’t a just a normal text message, mom sent me a VIDEO message. How did she do that?
I have been using Skype for years and I have never actually sent a video message to anyone. How strange… new and exciting for me. I send text messages, and have video calls and provide tutorials but never have I send a video message. OK, now I am completely comfortable trying new things – especially when it comes to technology. Now I have to send a video message back! I can’t be content with just a simple text message!
So, I hit the video button… Uh oh… I ended up calling mom. Well, that did not go as I had hoped… Oh well, at least I might get to see mom!
Sure enough, mom answered the call. I got to meet Alex (he’s the student that is helping mom with all of her technology education) and I gave him the information to assist mom in seeing her new website. We chatted for a bit and mom told me all about how much she loves her new room. I am SO happy for her. I did not want to take up too much time so we exchanged what we needed to and I said goodbye and ended the call.
Now I had to figure out how to send a video message… ah, I hit the wrong button the first time, there is another video button. I excitedly made a quick video telling mom, how SHE inspired ME to learn something about Skype when sending her video message. And I hit send. Sweet success – or so I thought!
A few minutes later one of my online friends sends me a text message in another Skype conversation alerting me to the fact that I posted my video message in the wrong conversation! Oh geez! Laughing out loud at my desk, I am thinking to myself, “really? wow, you’re quite the technical genius!” Well… there is more. Not only had I posted it in the wrong conversation, the conversation that I did post it in was a group conversation and included over 160 people!
I hurriedly removed the post (yes, at least I do know how to delete messages that are posted into the wrong conversation)!
So, long story, short, although it was a most entertaining encounter, I was successful at creating and sending a video message… thank you, mom, for getting me to learn and try something new. I look forward to seeing you again for many more Skype conversations! I just hope I will master the art of sending the video messages to the correct conversation.