what do you feel is an appropriate greeting for instant messaging?
"hello, how are you today?"
"wtf did you [say/do] to [person]?"
"omg my [problem] is [verb] i want to die"
i could use any of these with people who are close enough to me. except maybe a/s/l.
i never use instant messenger programs, they are the tool of the devil.
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!"
"crap gotta run later"
just log off. no one cares what you're doing or when you leave.
say something cryptic and then go idle. don't even log off. people love that.
didn't i say i don't use IM? bite me.
Relationships over IM
i have been dumped over IM or the like.
IM has caused a fight with an SO.
IM has caused countless fights with SOs.
i have asked someone out over IM.
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.
i have saved tense/happy/soppy message histories between me and my SO.
you people are nuts. have you ever heard of talking?
say something pithy about what Instant Messaging has done to our culture.