So I’m still blogging despite being off AIM

Just to revisit:

RowynM has been diagnosed with a serious disorder: AIM Additction. GROTSO (Gradual Reduction of Time Spent Online) therapy has proved unsuccessful, leaving no alternative but complete removal of AIM and behavioural therapy to encourage healthier alternatives such as IPC and TPC (In-Person Conversation and Telephone Conversation). For information on how you can help call (650) 999-999 or visit the KRIC Office at Branner Hall, Stanford, CA.

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So I’m beginning to think the problem is just the internet in general. It is so…vast and distracting. But I haven’t been on AIM, not even AIM Express. Sad how hard it is. Maybe if I hold out for long enough I’ll break the additction for good.

Comments 5

  1. ellen wrote:

    ahh… this is why the non-aimness… coulda read that first…

    and i just want to point out that it’s not necessarily a good idea to put your address and phone# on the internet…

    Posted 10 Feb 2004 at 02:02
  2. ro wrote:

    you’re so right
    i’m an idiot
    course, it was on aim

    Posted 10 Feb 2004 at 14:21
  3. scott wrote:

    man… this cuts the people on my AIM list in half…

    Posted 10 Feb 2004 at 20:12
  4. ellen wrote:

    well, people do have to know your screenname to get it off AIM… as opposed to just browsing random blogs… and presumably you aren’t on AIM anymore…

    Posted 10 Feb 2004 at 22:19
  5. me wrote:

    I was thinking about getting a new AIM sn which doesn’t have my name in it, and also to do scott’s trick of limiting who IMs me. But that wouldn’t make me waste any less time online, because the people I want to talk to are the people to whom I will talk the most. Oh well.

    Posted 11 Feb 2004 at 19:24

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