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Image: My buddy list with just categories shown. Twitter, Everyone Else, Precollege, NaNoWriMo, College, and LiveJournal were added when I added my Facebook chat account for kicks just to poke around and see what it entailed. That's great except I already have categories for livejournal.com (the LJ Talk client), Nanowrimo (note the capitalization), NaNo Leet (those I talk to regularly), Buddies (everyone else), and a blurred out category that I didn't feel like putting in image form on the Internet. (That's the Ex Files, for the curious.)

There's a note below the collapsed categories:

"Dear Facebook, I don't need yet more categories for LJ and NaNoWriMo. Actually, I need to make another category for NaNo. Thanks for reminding me of that. No love, Sushi. PS. Some of you contacts may as well get separate categories now. I wonder how FB chat would react."

Throw in the fact that people on multiple lists do in fact show up multiple times when they're logged on, even though I have only one Facebook account, and we have a recipe for frustration. I think I'll just collapse those categories from now on.

I do need another NaNo category though.

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jenandbronze
Feb. 12th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
New FB chat? Is that just your own software you downloaded?????
sushimustwrite
Feb. 12th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Nope, it's just Pidgin (http://pidgin.im). You can talk on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP (what Facebook chat uses), and a lot of other IM protocols at the same time. Facebook just launched its chat so you can connect with AIM on AIM proper or XMPP/Jabber on any IM client that uses it. I use Linux, which may be why it looks unfamiliar.
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