[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?

Justin Karneges justin-jdev at affinix.com
Thu May 22 20:45:43 CDT 2003


> > Obviously nobody says "I'll instant message you", but I think the vast
> > majority of people say "I'll IM you". Anyway, I have no idea how we
> > started the discussion since it has nothing to do with using the term
> > Jabber vs. XMPP in our name. :)
>
> Sorry but that is rubbish no one I have ever been in contact with has
> ever used the term "Instant Messaging" or "IM" on its own without
> qualification when saying things such as "I'll jabber you", "I'll IM
> you on jabber" is the only sort of time people will use "IM", and your
> continued assertion that the majority of people use the term "IM"
> without qualification is rubbish from my perspective (and others it
> seems from other replies) so please stop.

I just want to point out the the most common term that I have heard is "I'll 
message you" (spoken), or "I'll msg u" (written shorthand).  I've also known 
folks that call whatever system they use "IM".  I've seen this with MSN and 
AIM.  Of course, people do say "hit me on MSN" or "send me an AIM", but it is 
less common.  Back in the day, "ICQ me" was popular, but I think that is a 
dying statement now.

I don't mean this to be the authoritative summary, just that there are 
probably many different experiences here, none of which are "rubbish."

-Justin



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