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22 Ways Skype's Digital Identity System Sucks

by Analyst, Advocate, Product Manager at Let My Data Go! on Sep 30, 2012

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Using Skype as an example, I deconstruct ways in which its user identity system doesn't fit the ways people think about themselves, present themselves in public, or interact in real life.

Using Skype as an example, I deconstruct ways in which its user identity system doesn't fit the ways people think about themselves, present themselves in public, or interact in real life.

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  • DeanLand Dean Landsman, Web Strategist/Communications Maven at Landsman Communications Group In Skype's early days the software was not network friendly, and I ended up creating a laptop account in addition to my original account. Skype offers no way to consolidate this into one account, or to use such standard telecom features such as redirect or call forward from one account to the other.

    I have actually found use for having the two accounts, but I no longer need the two of them. I have a balance in the 'laptop account' and will use that up, then abandon the account. But the wise fail-safe is to check in on it, monthly ot bimonthly, just to see if someone who interacted with me on that account happened to attempt to reach me on it, unaware that I am retiring the account.

    My status on that account declares that I am retiring it, and gives the info for the preferred account.. But that has not prevented some well intended communicators from still trying to reach me using the laptop account.
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