I am starting to feel as if Skyping is an old fashioned way to communicate online. If you have a Gmail address you can Hangout with up to nine others (and more are coming as Google employees can already do up to 40). At the bottom of the screen are the people not talking and the one who is will be in the main part of the page. You can also share your screen and, if you use Google Drive, show your documents and even work collaboratively with the others in your Hangout. You can also post a link to a Hangout in case you want others to watch in which case you can also have it saved to your YouTube account. Here is everything you need to know to be able to have a successful Hangout. Thanks to Matthew Faber for the heads up.