Once in while I spend time as an AnyQuestions operator - online, real time homework help from real librarians. It uses chat software and - when the planets are aligned correctly and you hold your tongue the right way - you can co-browse. There's a great sense of satisfaction being able to help children & teens from across New Zealand. And there's a great sense of relief that you're on the other end of technology - and they can't hear or see you!
I enjoy it - even with the technical glitches - but, it's not something I need outside that environment. Members of my family have sent requests to 'chat' - but, it's too in your face... one of the first things I learnt to do in Outlook (ten years ago, or so) was turning off the message notification. Trust me, you're in the middle of updating a huge excel spreadsheet - the little box pops up - you click on it to get it out of your way - and you lose what you've just entered in the cell.
I like using technology that lets me 'socialise' in my own way - when I want. I don't want it bombarding me.
I like being able to keep in touch with far-flung friends and family - and seeing their photos online, instead of waiting for months until they come home and have saved up enough money to print their rolls of film!