Before Twitter/Facebook/Google+, your instant messenger status had to not just tell people whether or not you were free to chat, but serve as a rudimentary thought dump of quotes and witty sayings. Now social networks actually exist, your status can finally just be your status. But even then, what are the dos and don’ts of IM status?
What might not be obvious is that while you use your IM status in one way, it might not come off the same way to others. Here are some major use cases of IM status and how it’s perceived.
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