What you need to put a face on your online communication.
Video communication over the Web is not just for techno-geeks anymore. In fact, it's quietly become one of the hottest Internet applications going-with 18 million webcam users and rising -- thanks to the increased use of broadband and free instant-messaging software that supports video. Admittedly, there's still a long way to go: True full-motion video has a frame rate of at least 24 frames per second, and most consumer services come up a little short. Power-users may want to opt for more capable Web-conferencing solutions, provided by third-party hosting companies for a fee.