Yup. I got myself an ICQ number. You may ask why? Many reasons.
- I *hate* integration. The only reason I’m holding on to my Yahoo id is because of its IM. I can subscribe to Yahoo groups using my non-Yahoo ID too. This integrated/consolidated service reminds me too much of MS and MSN. Did you know that MSN has a blogging service too – of course you need a MSN id for that. Thank God that up to now, Gmail and Blogger are separate. And so, ICQ it is.
- I hate integrated services that offer you everything (even if you want only some things) or nothing.
- I hate… you get the idea.