For my "blog post" this week I thought I would mix it up and IM with you instead. Afterwards I will provide a summary.
Was: Today (April 3, 2007) – 4pm-5pm PST
How: Using Windows Live Messenger, of course (messengerbloggers @ hotmail com)
Things to note:
- Feel free to ask anything, but of course there are pieces of information I am unable to share to with you (schedules, feature lists, etc)
- I can only read and reply in English
Thanks everyone who IMed with me this afternoon. It was really fun
Below are some of the IMs that flew back and forth. Yes I have changed the names below (except for mine) and some of the wording.
Are you human?
Well I like to think of myself as a super human, but human none the less…
I didn’t write a bot for this IM session if that is what you are implying
Who are you? and why are you on my Messenger list?
Nicole from MessengerSays: http://messengersays.spaces.live.com/
Oh right. Messenger is brilliant
Are you going to invite everyone into a group chat?
No, I am going to have 1:1 chats.
Oh bye then, I just wanted to watch what everyone else was saying
<yes that was the extent of our conversation, I had several of these>
Do you give out your personal emaill address so people can contact you?
No, Messenger has over 250 Million users so that is not feasible. User can use the newsgroup, blog, support or the feedback sites to contact the Messenger team.
Hello from the UK!
Hello from Madrid!
Hello from Redmond, Washington!
If there is another one of these next time can you change the time so I don’t have to be up at 3am?
Sure thing, is 4am better j/k yes we will have them at different times.
How do you guys think about new features Messenger should have?
We generate ideas from a lot of places – some examples brainstrom sessions, individually thinking and of course user feedback.
Hector has sent you a nudge (x50)
Why aren’t you answering me?
I just did. Sorry I am slow, I am talking to a lot of people at the same time.
I am running into a problem <problem here>
Not sure about that one you could try the newsgroup or Messenger support
What is in the future version of Messenger?
Future features! Sorry I can’t talk about future plans
what’s ur job exactly?
I am a program manager on Windows Live Messenger
I wish worked on Messenger
You can! Finish college and then apply here: http://www.microsoft.com/careers/
Great! Will I get to work with Bill Gates?
Although Bill works at Microsoft he doesn’t work on Messener specifically.
messengersays blog posts are the crazietest posts i ever read lol
is crazy good?
i mean, really funny
How many people are talking to you?
The most at one time was about 22. It is very hard to manage 22 flashing windows at once
However hundreds of people added the MessengerBloggers email address today. Maybe people are shy
Where can I report abuse of the Messenger system?
In Messenger 8.1 go to Help -> Report Abuse
This was great will there be more of these sessions in the future?
Yes. Stay tuned to MessengerSays for the details