Awkward title, I know. From the time you see one of your friends sign on to an instant message program, how long do you give them before sending them an IM.
I give 15 minutes. I figure many of them are like me and have at least one instant message program which logs on immediately as soon as they turn the computer on. Sometimes, they’re just on to check email or get an address and don’t plan to be on for more than a couple of minutes.
Yet, I still have friends who shoot me an IM within 30 seconds of logging on. I find this annoying.
Obviously, if there is something urgent, that is another story.