Instant Messaging over the past 5 years has changed the way we do business. …and today, I’m happy to report that we’ve now integrated the ability for you to tell us your IM address within your EzineArticles account profile.
Here are the 6 simple steps on how to add your IM platform and ID to your account in less than 15 seconds:
Step 1) Log in to your EzineArticles membership account.
Step 2) Click on ACCOUNT MANAGER
Step 3) Click on CHANGE ACCOUNT INFORMATION
Step 4) Scroll to the bottom of your account info and select your IM platform (AOL, Y!, MSN, or ICQ).
Step 5) Enter in your IM ID.
Step 6) Click on the SAVE CHANGES green button. You’re done!
We don’t have plans to support our members via IM; but wanted to take this first step at allowing authors to give us their IM platform and ID so that we could have the option of reaching out to them via IM if there is a time-sensitive account issue (clarification on a new submission, content originality disputes, or other account or article specific questions our editorial team may have from time to time).
IM IS A NO MARKETING ZONE: I don’t see the day of ever marketing via IM as I would be offended to be marketed to via IM. IM represents the last frontier of control over spam… so you can expect that when you give us your IM address, we will not disclose it to anyone, nor will we use it to market to you new product or services.
Do you IM? :?)