I may not be on Facebook or chat, but I still have Skype and I’ve enjoyed using it. It can be used like a telephone or with video.
I have one friend who calls me once a week on Skype to talk since I went off of chat. It’s nice to be able to talk and even see the person. We can share smiles and laughs and see how the other is.
I find it a good way to use the computer for communication.