Here is the little exchange I had with my new buddy: Auto Response from PVLD2007: swallowr: Hey, Buddy. How's it going? You must be getting a lot of boring messages. Mine will be no different - sorry. Just don't end up like HAL in 2001.Auto Response from PVLD2007: Congratulations! You have successfully sent an Instant Message. Please copy and paste this text into your blog.
I can see that, if you have buddies (sadly, I have none), this could be a good and informative way to chat.
This was easy at work but I had problems with the pop-up blocker at home - maybe it's because we have Internet Explorer 7.0.