May 24, 2007

"Last year, LifeClever suggested that you group your IM buddies by how frequently you talk to them. This is an good start, but I think it misses the point: it’s not about how frequently you talk to people; it’s about how important they are to you right now. If someone is important to you, you’re often likely to talk to them frequently. Vice versa if they’re not important to you. But sometimes there’s someone who I don’t talk to frequently who suddenly becomes more important, for example, because I’m working with them on a project. In this case, moving them to a group called Frequent doesn’t make much sense. Instead, I move them to a group called Alpha — as in “most important”..."
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