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Hour 17. Voice and Video Conferencing > Understanding Conferencing and "Interne...

Understanding Conferencing and "Internet Phone Calls"

Conferencing is a very different animal from the Internet activities you've explored thus far. Before venturing into conferencing, it's useful to understand a little more about how it works.

How It Works—and Doesn't Work

Most Internet activities are standardized; that is, they're based on agreed-upon rules than enable different programs and systems to interact. For example, you can send a message with one email program and your recipient can read it in another. The difference in programs doesn't matter because all Internet email programs follow the same standards.


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