The curious post about IM trends at 11:30pm
I’ve got MSN on right now. It is incredible how everyone online (being around 8 people) under the “Australia” group is either Busy or Away. I mean, it’s really fascinating to look at the msn window and just see that. Busy, away, busy, away, away, busy, busy, away. Everyone’s little msn man is wearing either a clock or a stop sign. Fascinating to see how instant messaging has evolved. Once people couldn’t stop talking with people, it used to be Hey, let’s find a way to get people to communicate, that’s the whole point why we invented this. Now it’s, Hey, I’m online, BUT. Then all the conditions. Makes me wonder why people bother to log in at all, really. What a phenomenon. I think that’s why I’ve always been intrigued by sci-fi…it was never just a phase for me. How technology turns into a social space on its own that develops with all the idiosyncrasies of human beings. Humans can’t just leave things alone, can they? Everything they touch turns into them. Incredible.
And I am (Online). Otherwise I don’t log in at all, really.