About a year ago I got a Google Talk account and made that publicly available to people, just in case they wanted to IM me or whatever. The problem with this is that not really all that many people have Google Talk, and since firing up Google Talk was a little bit of a pain (because I’m an idiot, I could never get it to work on Trillian), I hardly ever signed onto it, and now use it primarily to contact one particular person.
However, recently people have been asking if I’m even on IM, and — provided I have some free time — I’m not averse to chatting with folks. So I’ve gone ahead and made myself another public IM account, this time on the AOL Instant Messenger, which most people seem to have. Here’s the screenname:
Simple. Feel free to add me to your buddy lists, and, if you see me online, feel free to likewise drop me an IM. Because if I’m on my public IM screenname, that means I’m feeling, you know, public.
(For those of you dying to know, yes, I also have a more private IM screenname, which I use primarily for business clients and family/friends of long-standing. I don’t make that one public because it’s meant to be a low-bandwidth thing. Please don’t be offended if you don’t know it; not a lot of people do.)
How often will I be on the ScalziOnAIM screenname? I dunno. Depends on how much free time I have. I’m on it now, though.