These contacts make you closer and more intimate as you converse with the other person. How else is internet communication at a disadvantage? Although the software tools for conversation with the other person via Internet Communication are free, virtual reality is still only a screen and you may not be fully satisfied talking with other person at a long distance.
It may seem too robotic and you may end up missing the person on the other end even more, feeling the absence of something which you cannot define. Face to face communication is so much more lively and cheerful. You actually feel like talking your heart out to the other person. You become great friends and probably even life partners.