Skype sleep


Skype sleep
v.
To create a Skype connection with a faraway partner and then fall asleep together.
Skype sleeping pp.
Example Citations:
Kaj Hasselriis brings us the sweet story of a couple who "Skype Sleep", that is keeping their laptops on all night and falling asleep together on Skype.
—Nora Young, " Spark 161 - November 6 & 9, 2011: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2011/11/spark-161-november-6-9-2011/," CBC Radio, November 6, 2011
Another tip for Skype-sleeping would to leave a night light or a bedside lamp on so you don't appear as a black block on the screen.
—" Looking at You Looking at Me: http://glimmerbomb.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/looking-at-you-looking-at-me/," Glimmerbomb, February 28, 2012
Earliest Citation:
Skype sleep
Going to sleep with your laptop open next to your pillow and running Skype and watching your girlfriend or boyfriend, who is doing the same.
—" Skype sleep: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Skype%20sleep," Urban Dictionary, October 8, 2010
Notes:
Many thanks to the fabulous Karen H. for spying this term.
The more general practice of leaving a Skype connection open is known as ambient Skype:
For the first time in my life I used a Skype video call with my wife today as an ambient backdrop to life, rather than just as tool for having a conversation. I'd always wanted to try it, ever since hearing my friend and colleague Dave Newbold mention, in a presentation he was giving a couple of years ago about the near future for technology and social interaction, something he'd heard described as 'ambient Skype', whereby people leave a voice client running in the background while they are away from home as a way of being almost-there.
—Roo Reynolds, "Ambient Skype," Roo Reynolds - What's Next?," March 12, 2008
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