IMing Not a Waste of Time



IMing, shorthand for Instant Messaging, could waste a lot of valuable business time. Even though IM could be a digital replacement to the office water cooler, replacing the physical congregating to swap office gossip and the athletic spreads, IM seems to be used appropriately.

While some users think that their quick-fire messages can’t be monitored by the boss, but more than two-thirds rightly think that their messages can be traced.

Dave’s Opinion
I think it’s specifically because IM can be traced that we’re using it primarily for business-related work. Sure, it’s a bit like e-mail, but it has the benefit of reciprocal conversation, just like a phone call or face-to-face meeting.

I recommend the Trillian IM app.

Call for Comments
What do you think? Do you use IM on the job? Leave your comments below.

References
Trillian

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.