These Skype breakthroughs highlight the unique and creative ways which the program can be used. More and more, people are connecting with others virtually through the Internet. Whether it be a father on a business trip tucking his daughter virtually into bed or long lost university friends connecting magically halfway across the world, Skype is a form of social media that brings people together more intimately than any other.

With the number of Skype users on the climb, this form of communication will only become more relevant for average joes to top CEOs. It has already had a profound impact on the way we think about work environments.

The best part of all is that Skype is absolutely free for anyone to use. As long as you have an Internet connection, you're all set!