I've spent the past few days writing up a survey about IM conversation behavior for my sociolinguistics class. If you have a few minutes, I'd really appreciate it if you took it. It's for a good cause (my GPA) and it's fun. Seriously, I have testimonials! Here is the link: https://websurveyor.net/wsb.dll/82755/SocioSurvey.htm
When you finish, please forward this link on to anyone you know who uses IMs - friends, family, students, teachers, bosses, minions, coworkers, ex-boyfriends (or girlfriends), etc.
Thanks for any effort you might give this (even reading this post. That is the first step to survey victory!). I really appreciate it.