I miss my peanutbutter♥ so much. We would talk through Skype or through video call whenever we could. We couldn’t do that everyday because one, he doesn’t always have internet access like I do and two, we both go to work. I’m almost always pre-occupied the whole day because of ykaie and our computer shop. Sometimes, I tend to forget some things that I needed to tell him because a few days has already passed since I thought of it.
Today, I discovered http://mailVU.com. mailVU.com is a FREE video e-mail service. It allows video mail messages to be shared with anyone on the Internet in an easy to use, private and secure manner. You can record anything and just send it through e-mail and the person you send it to can view it anytime. http://mailVU.com is very easy to use, it doesn’t even require you to download any software or create an account. You just need:
- A computer with any modern browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.)
- Adobe Flash (if you don’t already have it you can download it )
- A webcam
- A microphone
You can also view the video mail on all types of computers, the iPhone, and most new smart phones. What makes mailVU different? Well, Skype and video chat services require both people to be online at the exact same time. mailVU video email can be created, and read, at any time without having both people online at the same time. mailVU also provides a private video between people, so there is no worry about anyone else on the Internet having access to it.
I used to record our daughter ykaie’s videos and then post it on Youtube so peanutbutter♥ can see it, but I limit the number of viewers because I don’t really want a lot of people to see her videos. This is what I love about mailVU. mailVU believes in privacy. A self-destruct feature is available to delete the video after a certain number of views or days. The user can also retract a video message after it is sent, which will immediately delete the file. This will help make our personal videos really personal.