The latest fashion seems to communicate via an online grabber. This this a QSO?
I don't think so, for the following reasons:
- both stations have contact to the grabber, which is rather an automated SWL connected to the internet
- there is no wireless link from the online grabber to neither of the two stations
- the online grabber does not repeat a signal per se
What amateur radio is concerned, there still is the issue of dependency of many non-amateur communication channels, namely the ISPs of the three involved parties.