I find Facebook kinda clunky and weird and I tend to ignore it a lot, but I find that sometimes the messenger is really handy. I particularly use it to talk to my boyfriend when I'm finding something a bit difficult to express in voice words for some reason, or if I want to send him a link real quick, or if I have the burning desire to communicate via adorable Pusheen stickers.
funny thinking of Facebook messenger as a long-standing part of my
life, but it's been there for a while. I must have made a lot of plans
and complaints and jokes in there over the years, but now I mostly use
it sporadically to send owl gifs to my boyfriend and to say hey to my
cousins. I'm not mourning the old memories though, because it feels more
relaxing this way.
It makes me miss MSN Messenger
though, because that thing was my life for years. That was so
impactful for me because it was the thing all my friends used as angsty
teens. I probably had Papa Roach and Fall Out Boy lyrics as my status messages. Those
were the days. I still catch myself wanting to type '(y)' in response to
people on Twitter every so often (for the uninitiated, typing that
would show a thumbs up icon on MSN). MSN was life, MSN was love.
also really happy that Tumblr has a messaging system now, because it
makes it much easier to talk to people quickly, and the layout is really
cute, and there's nothing to signal to people that you're online. Mostly I'm
just a lot of feelings about instant messaging right now. Regardless of which platform used, instant messengers create a certain kind of living poetry, and I love them for that.