According to Forbes magazine, OoVoo has become teen’s favorite way to video chat. The company, which has offices in New York and Tel Aviv, says two-thirds of its users are younger than 25 years old and one-third of its users are 17 and under.
Teen enthusiasm for ooVoo has driven its popularity and growth. Teens like the features they provide that make it better than Skype, video chat services by Google and Apple’s Facetime. Multi-party chatting is a big draw. Up to 12 participants can chat on a paid subscription and up to 6 participants for free. The other advantage is that it works with all devices, unlike Facetime which is just for Mac users.
A 14 year-old ooVoo user, Izzie De Luca says she spends up to two hours a day talking on the video chat service, logging on as soon as she has finished her homework, or even before. On Facebook, everyone says, ‘What’s your oovoo [username]?’” De Luca reports. Among her friends, Skype gets likened to the no-longer-cool social networking site MySpace. De Luca and other teens also see ooVoo as a safer environment than Skype since people need to be on an approved contact list.the original article from Forbes , written by Elizabeth Woyke