My problem is that some people just choose not to take advantage of these wonderful features, and that's where stalking and abuse can find their roots. I've tried to look at both the pros and cons of the situation, and tried to remain respectful.
The thing is, unless you know the person, you can't exactly be sure that this is someone you want to be able to contact you and see your face and hear your voice whenever the heck hey want! Anyway, I'm well aware that not absolutely everyone is a pedobear who wants to murder you, and your children, and your dog, cat, and possibly pet crocodile, but it's still wise to just play it safe!
I mean, do you honestly want to be talking to someone who's probably some 14 year old boy who wants to see if you're a girl? This may or may not be what's running through your head right now. Skype is actually one of the best things humanity has produced, it's how I've stayed in touch with my old schoolmates when they moved to other areas.
The thing is, pretty much every story about someone being stalked or abused is in one way or another related to skype, or some other method of communication. (I live in a region with lots of military families).
Lots of game teams use it to provide commentary, and play co-ops and talk to each other.
Skype can be a way for online friendships to grow stronger, since you'll be talking to them face to face.
Well, not really face to face, but like, you know what I mean.
There are also lots of precautionary and privacy settings and steps people can use with skype.
For example, you can look at a person's profile and decide whether you can trust them or not before adding them.
Anyway, tonight I'm going to be talking about a subject which unfortunately, we're all too familiar with. We've been playing on some server, big or small, survival, creative, minigame, etc.
I wrote something else within the space of 2 months!
It doesn't matter, but at some point, someone must have come up to you and said; " skype?