I spent two days "away" from my work environment instant message vehicle last week ......and may I say....after the first moments of terror ...I was actually quite fine and dandy.
Today, we are such a society of NOW. As well as "it is all about ME". Instant Messages (IM) often have the pretext that the sender is more important than the receiver.....as surely, the senders need to interrupt the receiver assumes the receiver is ready, willing and aware that their time is not as valuable as the senders. Cold? A bit...but come on....as a sender haven't we all assumed what we need is more important than the receiver? And as a receiver of an IM, aren't we sometimes perturbed by the interruption?
As to Live Chat....oh my......I only want it WHEN I WANT it. I think I've only used it a few times on various and sites ...and the first time was to test it . When a "live chat" box pops up to see if I want help....it usually just irks me..... the pop up appears before I've really had a chance to look around/find what I want /explore on my own....almost like a sales person that approaches you the minute you walk in the door.
I've "heard" from a few people, that if My developerWorks had the ability for instant messaging or live chat between members that it would be the killer feature. For those that are reading this blog and are brave enough to comment, what's your opinion?
- Would you use My developerWorks more if instant messaging/live chat between members was available?
- Can you guess my opinion?