I have been having issues with Skype for Pidgin. It started today. I am looking into it, but for the time I have worked on an update that might help some people.
1. sudo apt-get install libpurple-dev libjson-glib-dev cmake gcc
2. mkdir skype
3. git clone git://github.com/EionRobb/skype4pidgin.git
4. cd skype4pidgin/skypeweb
5. mkdir build
6. cd build
7. cmake ..
10. Look for a deb file and select the text and copy it.
11.sudo dpkg -i [deb package here without brackets]
12. Type cd .. until you are just before the skype folder we created.
13. rm -rf skype