IM rulz!

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Forbes.com caused a bit of an online ruckus this week with a piece announcing the beginning of the end for email. It seems that amongst the younger generation instant messaging is the mode of choice for communicating online.

Call me a cyber-fuddy-duddy, but I find IM to be a more bit intrusive than passive technologies like email and text messaging. When someone wants to chat with me I feel compelled to drop whatever else I’m doing and reply. Perhaps if I were tied to a desktop computer all day I would welcome the distraction, but for us untethered free and breezy wireless types, instant messaging doesn’t make much sense.

Still, I believe that children are our future, and in that spirit I’ve listed my AIM handle somewhere on this site—if you can find it then holla at yr boy!

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2 Responses to IM rulz!

  1. Michelle Bailey says:

    “There’s no emoticon to express what I’m feeling”

    I remember back in my day, we never heard tell of this ‘email’. BBS and message boards were good enough for us.

    On a related note: we live in an age where the written english language is going the way of the dodo, what with the advent of “OMG, LOL”….and a plethora of emoticons that I must admit, I’m guilty of using more often than not. Sigh…

  2. You’re absolutely right, IMHO—but you still haven’t found my aim handle, ROFL, LMFAO!

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