Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Online Ghosts Popping Up

In the course of my online work I've made some friends. One of them I see every few days when I visit a cycling site, though I haven't spoken to him in at least a year. We used to work together and hangout quite a bit, but now the only time I see him is when I get a popup on this gear site offering to let me "chat with a gear expert." His picture in the popup is supposed to represent that friendly gear expert, though I know my friend had moved on and now works at a different gear site. I suspect that several different peoples' pictures were tested in this popup chat window, and this is the one that worked so they've stuck with it. Now when I see it I think, "Man, at least he's not dead." Because then it would just be creepy getting that popup with his picture on my screen every time I shopped for gear.

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