E-mail may be virtually instantaneous, but people are not. You know, there is this entire other off-line world filled with responsibilities and activities that take folks away from their monitors every once and awhile!
Do you have onliners you probably don’t know asking to be added to your IM/AIM/ICQ contact list? Some give a first name and some don’t.
Many of the concepts that apply to email apply to Instant Messaging (Desktop, Laptop, PDA, Blackberry, Pocket PC) and visa-versa. The key is courtesy and clarity in your communications. You need to use Instant Messaging (IM) or Text Messaging properly with consideration for the person on the other side.
Is technology, smartphone or Blackberry etiquette any different than E-mail Etiquette? Nope. I get emails…