Skype: Social Network or Social Tool?

skype-social-network-or-social-toolThere has been a lot of buzz about Skype recently, with it being acquired by Microsoft and integrated into Facebook as another chat option, but what exactly does Skype mean to those in the social media world? It has been debated that Skype is a social tool; not a social network and vice versa. However with having over 2 billion people who have downloaded this software, does it matter how it is defined? Is Skype a place that helps you socialize (social tool) or where you socialize (social network)?

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