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  1. Lauren

    I have a question regarding online chat etiquette. Social networking and IM is increasingly popular and I consider it comparable to speaking to someone on the phone. I’m of the opinion that when chatting with a person online it’s inconsiderate to pause for an extended period of time or exit altogether because a third party (by phone or in person) starts up another conversation. I think it appropriate to inform the third party that you are currently indisposed, but you’ll get back to them. A good friend of mine has a differing opinion and gives priority to face-to-face conversation, and as a result the length of our conversations have gotten shorter. I only connect to them online once or twice a week due to time differences, so I don’t believe I’m being impractical. What do you think?

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