That’s a subject we asked Windows Live Messenger village celebrities Sunshine (Netherlands), RebelSean (USA), Kip (USA), Jonathan (Canada), mynetx (Germany) this week as partial of a Messenger 10th Anniversary blog post series. These guys (and girl) not usually essay to assistance have a product improved by participating in betas as well as upon condition which huge amounts of profitable feedback, though additionally easily proffer their time to assistance alternative users upon forums/IRC etc, or even by their own blogs. And we repeat, they don’t work for Microsoft, though do it out of a integrity of their . All additionally occur to be Windows Live experts as well as determined attention bloggers.
It’s regularly good to verbalise with Messenger enthusiasts as well as we will really need to follow-up with some-more in-depth interviews in a future, though for today, I’ll only share with we a couple of questions/answers from a conversations.
Q. Why do we have have make make use of of of of Messenger?
mynetx says: I adore Messenger given it enables me to stay in hold with my friends continuously, either they have been vital in my area or upon a alternative side of a world. Messenger allows me to chat, to help, to think, to share, to encounter my many dear friends, in any case of their tangible location, as well as though me carrying to leave a house.
sunshine says: it’s indispensible to keep in hold with all those online friends (uhuh, can’t we discuss it I’m a geek…lol) as well as to speak to co-bloggers of course, imagine carrying to call everybody, as well as a time differences…!
Kip: I was not a follower user until we got concerned in betas. we was kind of dragged in to it by a alternative LiveSide members, though right away we find it indispensible, I have have make make use of of of of Messenger each day, it’s a many appropriate approach to ask a discerning question
Q. Why do we beta test?
RebelSean says: There were lots of reasons given we became a beta tester. The categorical reason I’d contend is given we longed for to see Messenger grow as well as turn some-more functional. we hold we as well as each alternative beta tester over a years have made WLM in to what it is today. Another reason would be is a actuality which we suffer contrast module as well as anticipating bugs as well as incompatibilities. we do recollect a single (bug), it was a little arrange of pointless pass multiple which now crashed Messenger as well as BSOD’ed my XP machine. Was reliable by roughly everybody upon Connect (Connect is a Beta forum)
Q. Why do we assistance people with their Messenger issues?
mynetx says: I consider pity my believe about Windows Live Messenger is a slightest we can do. we find it peculiar if somebody has believe about a certain product, nonetheless does not share it—you cannot have many appropriate have have make make use of of of of of Messenger unless we bond to a users as well as find out what is in their mind. People mostly have problems with Messenger, though which is not regularly caused by a module itself. Thus we assistance to acknowledge a genuine means for errors as well as to illustrate inspire people to get to know some-more Messenger features.
A couple of fun facts:
- Jonathan once had a twenty-four hour Messenger audio call (he left a mechanism a couple of times during which time duration though a call was continuous a complete time). Somehow a call was away as well as he finished up being incompetent to reconnect to a internet until a alternative mechanism was incited off given it was flooding his tie with requests. (this bug has given been fixed.) :)
- Sunshine turns her mechanism off during night incase it reduced circuits as well as catches glow whilst she is sleeping! :)
- Jonathan uses a emoticon upon normal 1.4 times per message.
So in a end, what was their a one preferred emoticon? Here have been a results. How about you? What’s your a one preferred emoticon? Leave a criticism with a characters… similar to :) or (@)
RebelSean- mynetx – Jonathan – Kip – Sunshine –
I asked everybody what they would write upon a birthday label for Messenger, as well as here’s what they said.
Today’s Messenger story comes from RebelSean himself. I’ve cut as well as pulp a story from a discuss below. Enjoy.
Using Windows Live Messenger as a confidence system :),
Lets see, a story per Messenger. Last year when we were upon eighth month in Chicago, someone called my mom’s dungeon phone from a residence phone. Knowing which my complete family was in Chicago during a time, someone was patently in a residence which shouldn’t be. So we suspicion as well as thought, is there any way we can someway penetrate in to my mechanism as well as open my webcam to see if we can see anything. Then we remembered which we had left a mechanism upon as well as we had left Messenger sealed in. So regulating MPOP as well as a practical desktop tie we got my webcam up as well as running.
Apparently my nearby resident had listened my dog was creation really shrill noises similar to it was hurt, as well as pennyless in to a residence to have certain he was ok. He had gotten stranded underneath a cot in a basement as well as couldn’t get out, so she saved his life.
oh wow, that’s an overwhelming story, so did we essentially see anything upon a webcam?
We saw a nearby resident withdrawal a residence as for a table in a vital room is a dilemma table opposite a room from a front door.
So we knew something had to be wrong for them to come in to a house, as well as we called her as well as she explained a situation.
So that’s how we have have make make use of of of of Messenger as a confidence system…
Fun Fact of a day:
Messenger connects people worldwide with their friends as well as family – did we know which with a IM difficulty strech of 60%* Windows Live Messenger is a many at large used giveaway present messaging use in a world. All over a universe 6 out of 10 present messaging users select Windows Live Messenger to discuss with their friends.
Less than 1 week until a 10th Anniversary! Thanks for reading…
- Windows Live Messenger Team
*Source: Comscore May 2009