Originally posted by MitzEclipse

Ditto... I don't have time for IM'ing with strangers... just with friends/fam.
Not to mention the amazing amount of spam one gets. I must've gotten two or three porno come ons per day ---email spam is bad enough. Suddenly getting IM spam, porn or otherwise, is really distracting when you're trying to get stuff done. I had to configure messenger to only accept people on my friends' list.