Phil at SkypeJournal has recently thrown a interesting thought about placing a simple "Vote " button inside Skype, asking what it can be useful for.
Well, 4 days after watching Live8, I've been thinking:
What could have been the numbers or supporters had the Live8 organizers tried to partner with IM clients and Skype?
Exactly as Phil said - just a simple "vote" button floating. Imagine that only 10% of all users on MSN, Yahoo, AOL and Skype are willing to make such a vote.
Both Charity campaigns and IM client could benefit from integration of such "vote" buttons. Massive promotion and a fresh Altruistic polish to the brand image.
However, while MSN, Yahoo and AOL are all part of colossal media channels, it seems that rather Skype, being a small, "underground" , non-conglomerate entity - might find greater interest in such collaboration.
In fact - I'm quite coming to the conclusion that Skype had missed here an amazing opportuinity for world-wide promotion for free.
Think about this PR release:
Skype is collaborating with Live8 organizers to provide instant signing through a free phone call and 'Vote' buttons
Who will be the first to utilize this massive channels?