Like all new technologies, it has the potential for evil as well as for good.
"Yes, I've downloaded Skype...so now we'll be able to chat away for as long as we like!" (Your mother)
that just works.
Skype is for calling other people on their computers or phones.
You: Hey! DL Skype and call via internet! ;)
Friend: Sounds Great :D
You: Yeah, and we can use it as teamspeak too! =)
Skype is probably best defined by the above example. They will take your money, shit on you, and then bill you for more of the service just to fuck with you. I hope this definition is voted highly so people can see how much this corporation cares about privacy. There was never any warrant issued for the release of my information from Skype. Please tell others that skype is a RAT.
One small flaw,that it turns any and every number written down on the internet into that small grey call bar. And that's pretty annoying if you have to click a link with a string of numbers in it.
"No, I'm not a lesbian. Please stop calling me, there are children in the room."