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After just reloading and installing Skype with a new web-cam it comes to mind that it could be an interesting means to crit a tale within a crit group.  Does anyone here use Skype, and if you do have you considered using it as a tool for your work this way?  Or does it turn you off by blowing the anonymity of normal online critting?

Kinda curious -- I am a bit leery (self-image thing on the vid part, see...) of the thing as a general rule, but there are those of my friends I wouldn't mind saying hi to in this manner. 


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Apr. 9th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
Hi, Will. My writing buddy Lisa and I crit and mindmeld over Skype and my friend Peter skypes with his crit group who are scattered around the US and Oz. Works v well.
Apr. 10th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and great hearing from you! This is what I felt could work with Skype, particularly if you have no real local live group.
Apr. 10th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
I've been using Skype for many years, almost a requirement living in Brazil. But never considered it for critiquing. With the latest versions and group video, I think it's a great option.
Apr. 10th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
If I find a good 5 or so people for a skype crit group I may just give this a shot! A couple in my email group have skype accounts, but I haven't passed this by them yet.
Apr. 13th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
Hmmm for some reason only half the post can be seen. I tried reloading but still same.

Apr. 14th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
The only time my family has ever used Skype is when one of us (Me or Jim) are away on a trip, and then we use Skype so everyone can see each other when we say our goodnights. I never thought about using it to communicate about writing, tell ya the truth. It's not a bad idea. It might help with the whole self image thing for you as well. I don't even know how-or if it's possible-to use it to talk to more than one person.
Apr. 15th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Re: Skype
Apparently the newer version has a group conference sort of thingie in it. Dunno how many can hook up, though.
Apr. 16th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Thanks for the information. I think that you should wash your face at least 3 to 4 times a day. You’ll be surprised how much better your face will look.

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