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 worked in the tech industry since 1998 solving big problems for companies of all sizes. 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 is a popular speaker and gives talks about culture, communication and diversity. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, yoga and bacon; not necessarily at that order. Her Twitter account is followed by President @BarackObama.

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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