I was catching up with a friend and she asked me if I still used Skype. When she and I worked at the same company, instant messaging and Skype were very popular.
I have not used Skype or IM for many months. With Skype I was getting weird spammy contact requests so I left it off. For IM I just stopped using it. This morning as a “why not?” I installed Skype on my PC. The interface looks more busy but aside from that it’s still Skype.
I was going to post a picture of the Skype GUI but somehow I don’t think my contacts would really appreciate that.
Facebook and keeping a blog journal have ruined the whole instantly contact your friends experience for me. I have a working phone and e-mail address; it’s much more personal that way. Even when someone I know joins Facebook, I’m usually on the phone with them the next day.
Instant anything just does not have much appeal for me anymore. Or maybe I’m getting old. I work with lots of mundane technology for a living, so the gee whiz factor rubbed off me a long time ago.
Peter Parkes (Skype Blogger) says:
Glad to hear you’ve come back – we’ve ramped up our anti-spam efforts in the last few months, so I hope things are better than they were.
Please don’t hesitate to give me a shout if you have any further questions about Skype.
January 30, 2010 — 4:24 pm
Jan Dembowski says:
Better anti-spam filter, that’s good to know. I’ll kick Skype around some and see if I start using it more.
January 31, 2010 — 8:24 am