Instant messenger, for all its great, world-shrinking abilities, can get you into trouble if you are too popular. Talking to a boatload of people may boost your ego, but it may also cause you to send the wrong message to the wrong person. Doesn’t sound that bad, you say? Check out these historic examples of when IMing went wrong:

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