May 23, 2007

"I have had to mend my ways. It appears that people take the little blurb feature on MSN very seriously and that I do not take it seriously enough.

The same is true for the blurb feature on Gmail chat. I am talking about the little message you can put on your messenger interface that broadcasts to whomever might be reading something that you are thinking, doing, planning on doing, etc.

But I have always looked at this feature ruefully. You are, after all, using a messenger service. If there was something you really had to tell someone, you would tell them directly in a chat window. No. Others, I have noticed, like to broadcast their entire personal feelings in this little line, which I think defeats the purpose of having the messenger service.

So, are you a broadcaster or a sarcaster?"
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