Posted by Brian McCullough
How’s your instant messaging habit? Under control? Trying to quit? You can quit any time you want, but you just need to send this one more message… last time you swear?
Instant messaging can be a great productivity tool, and as we’ve discussed before, real-time communication is often the medium of choice for younger professionals. But let’s be honest, you and I… your buddy list can be the source of a great deal of your time wasting during the day. A lot of people seem to have noticed this all at once. There has been a rash of posts lately, all aimed at helping people manage their instant messaging habit. Here’s a round up of some of the best:
- 43 Folders has a roundup of bad chatting habits: The 7 Deadly Sins of Instant Messaging.
- WebWorkerDaily wants to improve your IM productivity: 17 Tips to Be Productive With Instant Messaging.
- Microsoft Small Business has some great pointers concerning corporate liability, worker privacy and general best practices for IM in the workplace.
- TamingTheBeast has a simple IM etiquette primer.
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