Before I start this review off, I have to say this – I hate chatting.
I’m not quite sure why. I am very social in real life, and then my internet personality is completely anti-social and creepy; it’s kind of backwards. But, you know.
So let’s get this party started! All of these chit chat chatty tats come standard on your BB, so it’s not like you have a choice here.
BBM: A lot of people like bbm. It’s free. It makes BB users feel interconnected. It’s also awkward. People know when you’ve read their messages, and they know when you’ve chosen to ignore them. Has anyone else gotten into trouble for not responding quickly enough/at all? This one has.
It also gives your friends the impression that you’re 24/7 accessible. I’m pretty sure no one has ever bbm’d me to say anything meaningful, it’s mostly “hey” – let me give you a hypothetical conversation:
– (I usually wait 5 minutes for further info, it never comes). “hey, what’s up?”
– (ugh) (insert some excuse) “hey, i’m actually
not doing a damn thing in class, can i talk to you later?”
YAHOO: My significant other made me get on yahoo messenger. The things we do for love.. I like the app just fine. But if you’re sitting next to your computer it will sign you off your computer onto your BB, and vice versa. All the time. Uncheck the auto sign in, and delete one character in your password. It helps.
GOOGLE TALK: I never realize I’m signed onto this thing until an IM shows up. Again, it’s another chat app- nothing extreme or out of the ordinary.
AIM: Does anyone even use AIM anymore? Or AOL?