Is Instant Messaging A Curse?
from the the-downsides-of-IM dept
A somewhat amusing article pointing out the downsides of everyone’s favorite technology of the day: instant messaging. The writer hits the nail on the head. While I am completely and totally addicted to instant messaging there are just some times that I just don’t want to be chatting away – and, let’s face it – some people that I’d just rather not chat with at that moment. The author of the article points out some of the progressively ridiculous excuses he had to start coming up with to keep people from chatting with him. At times an instant messaging avalanche can be overwhelming, and it’s somewhat difficult to hide from people. When I get busy (or just am not feeling particularly chatty) I logout of my IM programs, but then sometimes I get calls from people who are upset (or even worried) that I’m not online. It’s scary how crucial some people consider IM to be as part of their lives.