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QotD: AIM

Question: What percentage of the people you "talk" to in a day are "electronic"? In other words, how many people with which you regularly correspond one-on-one (email, IM) have you ever met "IRL"?

My Answer: As I look at the list of "buddies" online right now, I've met just over 70% of them. My guess is that this is a fairly high number. I also expect that, for women, it may be higher than it is for men.

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

6 Responses to "QotD: AIM"

1. 100%. However, I only IM with people I've already met.

2. All, except the guys from FSS... I'm using IM mostly as a telephone-replacement (my telephone bill is usually around \$2 each month)

3. 100%

4. Almost all. I work at home in Florida & my company is in Vancouver, so we're only in touch via phone, email, and sometimes IM. I've only met 3 of my co-workers in person.

5. Don't you contradict yourself?

"What percentage of the people you "talk" to in a day are "electronic"?"

AKA: Out of all your buddies, how many have you never met in real life?

"How many people with which you regularly correspond one-on-one (email, IM) have you ever met "IRL"?"

AKA: Out of all your buddies, how many have you met in real life?

In any case, looking at my list it seems about 50/50. I have talked to several people online before meeting them "IRL".

6. It's not contradictory if it's two sides of the same coin. Yes, someone could answer the question by saying "25%" but that's just silly. If they say "25% are _____" then we can easily determine that 75% are "!_____" ðŸ˜€