How video conferencing tools help me save time, money, and my sanity!

by Jennifer Bellenger — In the past decade we’ve seen web-based video tools like Hangouts, Skype, and Facetime change the way the world communicates. Just as having a cellphone is now ubiquitous, I don’t know how I would get things done without the ability to connect with people using free (or low cost) video conferencing tools. As a full-time employee, part-time graduate student and busy mom, I simply don’t have time to drive or fly to meetings with colleagues and classmates here, there and everywhere. For example, just last month I saved countless hours (and dollars) using Google Hangouts, BlueJeans, Zoom, WebEx, and FaceTime.