I prefer Skype myself.
There's actually alot of 'study buddy' groups online doing this sort of thing. I think it's an excellent idea.
I would join except for what I'm personally looking for is to get in a group (a new one as I've been in some before) where players have similiar interests (ie. Joe So&so multi-tables the $14 turbos on Stars & is looking for similiar players to join a group, to discuss, chat, rail/sweat, etc. OR, Suzie So&so has been playing MTTs on Stars & FT for awhile, have read stuff like HOH, WPTvol.1, etc., is currently playing $10-$25 buyins and is seeking out others of similiar interest).
I'm assuming (guessing, thinking..??) that wouldn't this group here (the one in this thread) get kinda big....wouldn't it?
GREAT IDEA though!!!
I'll keep my eye on the thread & maybe jump in after a bit.