sorcyress: Drawing of me as a pirate, standing in front of the Boston Citgo sign (Default)
[personal profile] sorcyress
I desperately miss the old days of IM.

Part of this is myself --I am not able to be online and giving things my full attention until all hours of the night anymore. Some of the people I used to chat with for hours are simply no longer easily accessible to me since their schedules no longer sync with my own. (Stupid time zones).

Part of this is the rest of the world. Things have shifted such that phones now connect to the IM, which slows it all down and makes it less instant and more "eh, I'll get to the text when I have a minute".

Plus, people just...don't IM with me as much anymore. If I am communicating with a friend via Twitter and face to face and all that, it's not as necessary to IM them, I guess? But even my faraway friends, my usage is fading.

And honestly? This fucking sucks for me. I am such a ridiculously text-based individual, if you want to earn my love (or just become pretty good friends with me) nothing will do you as well as giving me a regular source of your words. And no source of words will please me as much (at least in the short term) as hitting me up on AIM or GTalk and tossing some conversation back and forth.

(well, Livejournal. But I can't expect any of y'all to actually come back here like ever.)

Anyways, I'ma gonna try and make some more intentional times to be on IM. Maybe I'll even publicise them on Facebook or whatever. That'd be kindof a cute experiment --call it a "Post Hard" night or something1. and open up the digital living room so all my friends can come chill with me as I splatter myself across the internet.

But if you see me online, hit me up! Maybe you'll just get me when I'm on hangouts on my phone, but yanno, I like people then too! I'll do my best to engage.


1: Post Hard is one of my favourite erotic stories ever written, mostly because it just GETS me. It's from the original version of Kate Bornstein's "My Gender Workbook".

on 2016-12-30 12:16 pm (UTC)
metahacker: A picture of my eye reflecting the camera taking the picture. I'm probably feeling introspective.  (eye)
Posted by [personal profile] metahacker
What are you on IM? I'm on google chat basically all the time...

on 2016-12-30 01:06 pm (UTC)
harena: (Optimistic Ferret)
Posted by [personal profile] harena
The Poing Hgugles have all but ceased since Yahoo in their infinite wisdom (#sarcasm) decided to upgrade their servers so they wouldn't work with 3rd party clients (I use pidgin) and that was the mainest service I used previously.

Gtalk (I refuse to call it Hangouts 'cause in pidgin, it's Gtalk >.>) is worse about online statuseseses and as you can see, I don't tend to catch you as much. But I can try again! You just gave me a Challenge! Which is Accepted!

. o O (And besides it can shut up the negvox who were quite sure you didn't have the time of day to IM with a wee ferret >.>)

IM accounts

on 2016-12-30 01:15 pm (UTC)
woozle: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] woozle
As with Harena, Yahoo Chat has been rendered dead to me since I can't connect to it anymore with Pidgin.

I've added you from my account -- I think you need to authorize it before I can even attempt to chat...

Also, we can give you an XMPP account on our chatserver, if you like -- take your choice of or! :D

Re: IM accounts

on 2016-12-30 04:53 pm (UTC)
timmc: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] timmc
(Oooh, I should be offering people XMPP/Jabber accounts too!)

on 2016-12-30 04:57 pm (UTC)
timmc: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] timmc
Yeah, I miss IM... I mean, I still use it with a few people, but I miss the vibrancy. And Google is Not Helping with their weird implementation of XMPP/Jabber. But I'm phyzome2 on AIM and I use my main email addy for Jabber. (Although I'm usually only able to chat in the evenings -- I tend to leave my laptop online to remote into during the day.)

Interestingly, IRC is still going strong, even in the face of Slack and other group chat servers, and people having phones instead of laptops instead of desktops. I'm not sure why. (And I'm phyzome on foonetic; TimMc on freenode, EFNet (*spits*), and OFTC.)

on 2016-12-30 05:48 pm (UTC)
harena: Me in the butterfly cap that I totally stole from  *shifty eyes* (Butterfly Cap)
Posted by [personal profile] harena
I still use Xchat to log the Slack convos I have with people... because a log in anything but text is annoying and aggravating to me ;p

on 2017-01-20 08:59 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
how do I tell if you are online?

I really really like gchat/IM too, and would be happy to chat with you when I am at a computer. Which is pretty often.

I fucking HATE trying to do IM while on my phone.


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