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I like being contacted by Instant Messenger, but there are too many incompatible protocols. And this balkanisation of protocols is deliberate, on the part of the people who want to make money from our misery. Grr. So I'm having a hiatus from advertising a bunch of IM addresses until there's a good solution to this.

So I'm just using IRC for IM for the moment, and when I get around to it I'll set up gateways from IRC to other services. So there will be more options eventually. But I don't use anything that requires a Facebook or Google or Microsoft account or a phone, except that I do use voice and SMS and (when necessary) Skype.