Number of IM Contacts

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 6:07 pm | Comments off

Just a quick post to try to get the ball rolling again. I've been a bit remiss lately, I know. Work and life seem to be taking up every last free moment again.

Anyway, I'm curious - how many IM contacts do you have? At last count, my list is at 101, though I only chat often with 15-20 of them (and nearly all of those are work related).


Jonas Geiregat
December 21st, 2005
8:05 PM | #

About 40, and I only talk to 15 of them or so. Most of them are friends or people I know from school. Then again I use IRC more and more as a communication medium.

Jonathan Fenocchi
December 21st, 2005
9:00 PM | #

Hey, you're still alive! That's good news.

I've got exactly 101 contacts, too! I talk to probably around 10 of them most of the time. The rest I rarely talk to, and 3 of those 10 are work-related, the other 7 are hobby-related (but still involve some form of web stuff usually).

Gabriel Mihalache
December 21st, 2005
10:43 PM | #

16, out of which 3-4 are people I actually talk to more than one/month.

Martin Neczypor
December 21st, 2005
11:45 PM | #

I have about 35 and talk to most of them atleast every week. If I don't talk to people often I usually remove them because I hate having people offline all the time.

Jordan Wollman
December 21st, 2005
11:54 PM | #

I have about 60 or so. I only really talk to 10-15 also. I have just as many MSN contacts though, and only talk to about 2 or 3 of those.

Weird? I think not!

Patrick Johnson
December 22nd, 2005
4:47 AM | #

I have about 160-180 and I talk to about 20-50 of em :)

Lol I have too much chatting time on my hands, oh well!

Peter Leonhardt
December 22nd, 2005
6:59 AM | #

I used to have the max number a few years ago (4 yrs?) but i had friends that had 20 diff. names, does that count?

Now I've got 82, though I only talk to a handful of those regularly (8-12).
A few work related, mostly old highschool friends (the ones i still see) and new college friends.

December 22nd, 2005
7:34 AM | #

I have 125. Rarely do I start conversations with most of them, but I generally talk back when spoken to.

December 22nd, 2005
8:10 AM | #

wow. i'm a loser. i only have 13 and only two of them actually talk to me. Actually that's a good thing because I'm usually busy when they do. I'm an emailer, I guess, not a chatter.

Robert Wellock
December 22nd, 2005
2:57 PM | #


People keep asking me though for my IM...

Ryan Brill
December 22nd, 2005
5:17 PM | #

Robert -
That reminds me - what's your IM? ;)

Robert Wellock
December 22nd, 2005
5:56 PM | #

Surprisingly enough I don't have one so that's why it stands at zero even though you are the third person in the last week to ask me for it. ;-)

David Harrison
December 22nd, 2005
6:31 PM | #

I have dead on 100, only talk to about 15 regularly though. A couple of people on there have more than one account though, so in reality it's probably closer to 95.

Ryan G
December 22nd, 2005
7:39 PM | #

I have around 58 contacts on my im lists. Some of them may be repeats though.

Jason Granger
December 23rd, 2005
4:08 AM | #

I have about 15 people, but I only talk to two or three of them regularly (if they're online).

December 24th, 2005
3:00 AM | #

I currently have 30 on MSN and a couple on YIM and GTalk (which I never go on anymore). However, I delete people if I have no reason to talk to them anymore or if we just don't talk to begin with.

Dan Jallits
December 28th, 2005
10:29 PM | #

Just about everyone affiliated with my business is slowly making the change to Google Talk for the new year. This includes my associates, partners, customers, etc. Then there are all my personal contacts as well (i.e. Family and Friends). So we are talking in the neighborhood of 260.

The one thing I miss is being able to sort contacts out. Hopefully we will be able to label our contacts in the future.

This comment was edited by Dan Jallits at 10:29 pm

Svetlin Boranoff
December 29th, 2005
1:12 PM | #

I have 467 contacts...
but talk often with only about 100 of them

but this list is collected about 10 years

December 29th, 2005
1:27 PM | #

MSN -> 167
ICQ -> 64
Talk (google) -> 10

December 30th, 2005
4:41 PM | #

20 total, but that includes some dupes, people who have both AIM and Y! accounts. On a regular basis, I only speak to about 3 or 4 of them.

January 7th, 2006
6:08 PM | #

89 on msn, but i usually only talk to ~10 to 15 of them

Closet Philosopher
January 7th, 2006
6:57 PM | #

143 on AIM, and I regularly talk to 5 or 6.

January 10th, 2006
5:52 PM | #

157 on Msn Messenger :D.
nouhad [at] gmail [dot] com, if anyone here uses it :D

Patrick Johnson
January 11th, 2006
3:44 PM | #


lol well if we on that subject mine is

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Marcel Fahle
January 16th, 2006
10:10 PM | #

Skype: 82
I'm wondering that nobody uses Skype..?!

nate klaiber
January 17th, 2006
5:08 PM | #

about 150 on AIM, 5 on ICQ, and 5 on MSN. I regularly talk to about 15-20 (some are just old names I had when I was in college, and now I dont talk to them anymore.)

Thank goodness for Adium.

January 28th, 2006
7:30 AM | #

- I have over 400 msn contacts. Its bassically everyone who uses msn in my area. as for people who i dont know and i met online...i have about 10

Zach Inglis
February 8th, 2006
12:41 AM | #

700..... 400 of them on MSN

Im a huge networker. 75% I have met.

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