Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

One small irritation of having AIM forward to my phone is having the message buffer fill up and then get some IM with breathless news that I definitely want to reply to, only to find that she's long since logged off AIM, which I can't tell until my reply bounces. The message buffer fills up fast, because people using IM often send multiple messages to the phone in a single thought--that's just the way people talk on IM--and each gets forwarded as a single SMS.

At this point, AIM, Twitter, LJ, GrandCentral, among other services, all point at my phone. The lag is often noticeable, depending on the service.

As I said, it's a small irritation, directed at the technology, not at all at those trying to reach me.

("PREGNANT", huh? I'll give you a call, hon.)
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