I very much enjoy cocktail hour, just like sis and sis-in-law Robin and Leslie.  “It must be 5 p.m. somewhere.”  And I very much like the person-to-person free(!) video conference available via Skype.  And so over the past couple of months I have combined these two, enjoying time with distant friends and family.  I’ve come to calling it Skypetailing.  I assumed that lots of people must have discovered the fun and were actively participating.  And the name is so obvious.

Imagine my joy at discovering just now that googling skypetail returns just four entries, none related to this fine concept (and skypetailing just two entries, again none related).   I’ve found a new word.  Spread it!

(We academics love precedent of publication, got to get this post published now!)

3 Responses to Skypetailing

  1. Leslie says:

    Robin and I–of course–do the same thing. I call it “cyber cocktails,” which returns 421,000 entries (so I guess I’m not as original as you are, Russ).

  2. Robin says:

    Yep, Leslie knows that I always rush out any concept I have. So far, Reese Witherspoon for Governor in 2010 (and President 2016) hasn’t caught on… but damn it, I was the first.

  3. […] in Action Following up on my original Skypetail post, I had Skypetails with Scott Veirs today.  He is at his neighborhood pub in Seattle and I am in my […]

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