Facebook wants me to connect with my Skype contacts

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Signing into Facebook today *shudder*, I saw that I now have the opportunity to sell out to all my Skype contacts and hand over my known associations to Facebook for their massive data gathering plan.

Talk about six degrees of separation in a dark room!

Should I sign in and give Facebook access to query Skype?

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About Adria Richards

Adria Richards is a developer and entrepreneur focused on digital equality. She has been involved in more than 35 hackathon events in the Bay Area and abroad. Embracing her inner nerd, Adria moved moved to San Francisco in 2010 to pursue her passion for technology. Previously she has worked in technical and training roles for enterprise, nonprofits and startups; from Apple to Zendesk. Adria has been teaching technology and developing curriculum since 2007. Adria is a popular speaker at major tech conferences including SXSW, O’Reilly Web 2.0, Launch, The Lean Startup Conference and TEDx. She speaks at startups and coding boot camps about culture, communication and diversity. Adria has attended TED, LeWeb and MLOVE. In her free time, Adria enjoys snowboarding, yoga and bacon; not necessarily at that order. Her Twitter account is followed by President @BarackObama. She blogs at ButYoureAGirl.com and is a YouTube Content Creator.

11 thoughts on “Facebook wants me to connect with my Skype contacts

  1. Wardell

    I would hold off, and then if I heard anything useful about it from others I might try it out. Call me paranoid but I’m a little cautious about giving sites more information than I think is needed or letting any single website/company turn into a central hub through which everything else is connected, that sort of schema would kind of defeat the original purpose of the web.

  2. S. Green

    I’m taking a break from Facebook. There are many unseen privacy issues that I need to think about and sort through. Overall I think FB is great but at times I think they move to fast. Just because one has the capability to do something doesn’t mean one should.

    I think when I reactivate my account I’ll more than likely take a minimalist approach and remove a lot of the information that I’ve made available.

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