Profile picture for multiple social networks

30 Dec 2008 - 3:37pm
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stauciuc
2006

Hi all,

This may be obvious to others, but it's not clear to me:

Is there a good enough reason why when I want to change my profile picture
for Google, Yahoo!, Skype, LinkedIn and all the other social networks I'm a
part of (i.e. IxDA :) ), I have to go to all these places and upload the new
picture, and I can't just upload one picture to one place of my choosing?

Thanks and Happy New Year!
Sebi

--
Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

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30 Dec 2008 - 3:40pm
jason zietz
2007

Check out Gravatar:
http://en.gravatar.com/

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> This may be obvious to others, but it's not clear to me:
>
> Is there a good enough reason why when I want to change my profile picture
> for Google, Yahoo!, Skype, LinkedIn and all the other social networks I'm a
> part of (i.e. IxDA :) ), I have to go to all these places and upload the
> new
> picture, and I can't just upload one picture to one place of my choosing?
>
> Thanks and Happy New Year!
> Sebi
>
> --
> Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
> http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/
> ________________________________________________________________
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30 Dec 2008 - 3:48pm
stauciuc
2006

Hi Jason,

Thanks, this looks like a good step, however nothing about the giants I
mentioned - it only seems to work on blogs. Is that right?

Sebi

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 9:40 PM, jason z <mydogisarobot at gmail.com> wrote:

> Check out Gravatar:
> http://en.gravatar.com/
>
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> This may be obvious to others, but it's not clear to me:
>>
>> Is there a good enough reason why when I want to change my profile picture
>> for Google, Yahoo!, Skype, LinkedIn and all the other social networks I'm
>> a
>> part of (i.e. IxDA :) ), I have to go to all these places and upload the
>> new
>> picture, and I can't just upload one picture to one place of my choosing?
>>
>> Thanks and Happy New Year!
>> Sebi
>>
>> --
>> Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
>> http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>
>
>

--
Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

30 Dec 2008 - 5:16pm
jason zietz
2007

For the most part, yes, though there's an extensive list of how to
incorporate Gravatars on various platforms here:
http://en.gravatar.com/site/implement

Like you said, it's a good step, though not a complete solution.

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Jason,
>
> Thanks, this looks like a good step, however nothing about the giants I
> mentioned - it only seems to work on blogs. Is that right?
>
> Sebi
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 9:40 PM, jason z <mydogisarobot at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Check out Gravatar:
>> http://en.gravatar.com/
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> This may be obvious to others, but it's not clear to me:
>>>
>>> Is there a good enough reason why when I want to change my profile
>>> picture
>>> for Google, Yahoo!, Skype, LinkedIn and all the other social networks I'm
>>> a
>>> part of (i.e. IxDA :) ), I have to go to all these places and upload the
>>> new
>>> picture, and I can't just upload one picture to one place of my choosing?
>>>
>>> Thanks and Happy New Year!
>>> Sebi
>>>
>>

31 Dec 2008 - 7:27am
Joshua Porter
2007

It also depends on how you present yourself to your various networks.
Personally, I show the same avatar everywhere, but many people choose
to show a different visual representation of themselves to each
network. In the same way that I show my interface designer side to
you all, I would talk completely differently (and thus might have a
different avatar) to the folks I talk to about indoor rock climbing,
for example.

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Posted from the new ixda.org
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31 Dec 2008 - 7:32am
SemanticWill
2007

For complete discussion, research, see "Faceted Id/entity: Managing
representation in a digital world"
http://smg.media.mit.edu/people/danah/thesis/thesis/abstract.html

As well as what I wrote on this list about managing/creation of identity on
social networks on this list over a year ago:
http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=20759&search=third+place

~ will

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and what you innovate are design problems"

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On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Joshua Porter <porter at bokardo.com> wrote:

> It also depends on how you present yourself to your various networks.
> Personally, I show the same avatar everywhere, but many people choose
> to show a different visual representation of themselves to each
> network. In the same way that I show my interface designer side to
> you all, I would talk completely differently (and thus might have a
> different avatar) to the folks I talk to about indoor rock climbing,
> for example.
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=36745
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>

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