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Poll #190119 IM Culture

what do you feel is an appropriate greeting for instant messaging?

"hello, how are you today?"
12(22.2%)
"dude. sup"
7(13.0%)
"wtf did you [say/do] to [person]?"
0(0.0%)
"omg my [problem] is [verb] i want to die"
1(1.9%)
"a/s/l"
3(5.6%)
i could use any of these with people who are close enough to me. except maybe a/s/l.
8(14.8%)
i never use instant messenger programs, they are the tool of the devil.
4(7.4%)

what do you feel is an appropriate signoff for an instant messenger conversation?

"well, i have to go, i am busy. have a good day!"
16(29.1%)
"crap gotta run later"
5(9.1%)
just log off. no one cares what you're doing or when you leave.
6(10.9%)
say something cryptic and then go idle. don't even log off. people love that.
3(5.5%)
didn't i say i don't use IM? bite me.
5(9.1%)

Relationships over IM

i have been dumped over IM or the like.
2(3.8%)
IM has caused a fight with an SO.
2(3.8%)
IM has caused countless fights with SOs.
0(0.0%)
i have asked someone out over IM.
1(1.9%)
i have had several windows up at the same time, one with an SO and the others with my friends talking about the conversation with the SO.
5(9.6%)
i have saved tense/happy/soppy message histories between me and my SO.
2(3.8%)
you people are nuts. have you ever heard of talking?
17(32.7%)

say something pithy about what Instant Messaging has done to our culture.

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