Gnomie Joshua Thomson writes:

I watched your video where a viewer asked about Web conferencing. I use ooVoo; it’s a good conferencing program — let’s just hope it stays free after beta. Of course Skype is supposed to be implementing video conferencing, which I hear is supposed to handle up to 16 people at a time… but there are currently already a few good actually conferencing apps.

First is Vsee. It’s a decent conferencing app; I don’t know the limit on how many people can be on at once, but I’ve done up to four.

Then there’s MeBeam. Now this is nice because you don’t have to download anything! It’s Flash-based, and I’ve seen up to eight people on at once. You can create your own room, but be careful… there’s a “Random Room” button on the top that will, as it says, take you to a random room. From my experience, which has been just today, almost every room that you randomly connect to has some weird stuff going on. A lot of guys (doing inappropriate things, as you can imagine), just to forewarn you! Thus, I don’t know if you make a room and tell your friends the room name, if other people can click “random room” and join yours? There is no password protect, so it’s worth “testing” for a free non-download conference application.

And there is SightSpeed, which is kind of like Skype. It only offers one-on-one video chat for free and for conferencing you have to upgrade (which is a paid service).