Times-have-changed department: Marital chat

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member donny wants to talk to his wife. He wants to talk to his wife while he’s downstairs and she’s upstairs.

He wants instant messaging to work between two computers in the same house, using the same router. Looking for a simple solution, he consults fellow Loungers in the Social Media forum. You have choices these days, he’s happy to learn. Here’s a posted observation you’d not have heard 10 years ago: “Most people I know just use their Facebook accounts to IM … in the same household.”

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

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Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.