During the last few mid-term elections, a growing number of state and local politicians have begun utilizing new forms of technology to get their message out to a broader audience.
Most of the prominent political figures of the last election cycle, including Nancy Pelosi, Scott Brown and Sarah Palin, all used social media and other unconventional communication mediums to garner support and create more of an interactive relationship with voters.
This time around, Washington hopefuls are embracing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to gather pertinent information and connect with voters on a more personal level.
TALK WAS ALWAYS CHEAP but Skype has taken it upon itself to make Internet voice over IP (VoIP) access free across the UK during the Internet Week festival.
The festival, which runs during the week of 8 November, is the first time such an event has been held outside the US, with a number of big name firms showing up, including Google and Yahoo.
VOIP technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the past several years. Now, the technology is easier to access and features a higher quality of call clarity than ever before. The following list represents the five ways that Voice Over Internet Protocol has moved forward during the past half decade.