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What has the world been talking about on Skype this December?

Thanks to social networking tools like Twitter, it’s easy to stay in touch with the latest news and gossip on the Internet. And whether you’re catching up with friends over coffee or chatting to family over a Skype call, we all like to feel like we’re in the loop with current events.

So what’s had people talking in face-to-face chats and video calls in December? Keep reading to find out.

Christmas movies, from The Grinch to It’s a Wonderful Life

Naturally, Christmas is on everyone’s lips as the holidays approach. And what better way to get into the festive mood than by watching classic Christmas movies? Frank Capra’s 1946 masterpiece, It’s a Wonderful Life, has been creeping into our consciousness again, as has Jim Carrey’s fun caper How The Grinch Stole Christmas. And with Skype screen sharing, you can even watch these movies with friends and family who might be far-a-way.

Lindsay Lohan, Alec Baldwin and the latest celebrity gossip

The antics of the rich and famous are always on our lips, but December’s been a particularly juicy month. Across the world, people have been using their Skype minutes to talk about wild actress Lindsay Lohan, who’s currently on probation after serving jail time. And 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin’s had social networks buzzing with the news that he was kicked off an American Airlines flight for playing a word game on his iPad.

America’s best-loved TV shows

2011 has been a great year for US TV so it’s no surprise that everyone’s talking about our favourite shows on the box. First there’s news that Emmy-award winning actress Ellen Barkin will join the cast of ABC’s lovable Modern Family.

Then it turns out that Latin music star Ricky Martin is in talks to join the cast of Glee, while Lea Michele has been talking about the idea of a Glee spin-off when her character, Rachel, graduates at the end of this series. Now that’s definitely going to have Gleeks everywhere Skype instant messaging with each other about the show’s future.

The latest events in the world of science

The geniuses at Cern in Geneva have just announced that they’ve found “strong hints” of the elusive Higgs Boson particle. That’s news that sure to have physicists all over the globe on Skype calls to one another.

What’s more, in December 2011 the Earth will see two meteor showers. If you can’t get outside to see one of the meteor showers, get a friend to video call you with Skype for mobile and you might be able to catch a glimpse. Neat, huh?

What have you been talking about over Skype in December? Just let us know by leaving a comment below …

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