I’m Done With AIM
Nothing good comes from using AOL Instant Messenger these days. It’s like a toy, and now that I’m all grown up I must put away childish things. Here’s a list of why it sucks*.
• What’s in a name - I picked a terrible screen name. It’s a combination between Don Corleon and The Frisco Kid. Niether of which I know anything about.
• Who are these people - like Facebook, there was a period when I was adding everyone I came into contact with. So now, I guess because we interned together in 2003, there’s someone who pops up with the username BigSexyCubano.
• Spam - there was a clever bot called “Salmon”. A user with “salmon” in their name would IM me a non sequitur message like “what comes around goes around”. Once you responded the spambot would connect you to another random users and sat back and laughed at the ensuing chaos. **
If you’d like to IM me, you can find me on Skype and Google Chat.
*I take the blame for some of these issues.
**Yahoo messenger spambots are slightly more transparent. I know hotlonelygirl9322 is not real and I’m sure she’s not linking to something I need to see.