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notthisbody Sat, Nov 7, 2009
My try:

Connecting to server...
Looking for someone you can chat with. Hang on.
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
Stranger: heeey.
You: helloo
You: wierd.
You: what's up?
Stranger: nott much textingg, how about youu?
You: its raining in moscow
Stranger: sweeet.
You: do you come here often, to this site?
You: first time here
Stranger: since yesterday haha.
You: gotchya
You: and?
Stranger: and?
You: and i dunno, something
You: some experience gained
You: where you from?
Stranger: the americas.
You: are you happier or sadder?
Stranger: happy? lol
You: this thing lacks something. some way we could share things instead of stumbling through words and introductions and protocols to interaction
You: so we'd immediately know what we chose to share. or maybe the point is to break those protocols?
Stranger: i'm lost.
You: is this service just for shits and giggles or could it be more useful, thats my question.
Stranger: oh haha.
You: don't worry about it
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

and one MORE:

Connecting to server...
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
You: please tell me you're actually someone who's not here for shits and giggles
Stranger: what else are you here for?
You: learn something
You: share something
Stranger: yeah whatever
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

We really, really, need zoacodes, and soon.

EDIT: after 20 minutes on here, I'm fascinated. its so direct & immediate, and prone to interaction protocol breaks. what I want is to connect with stranger, then agree on a common interaction paradigm. this could be a fiction, a sharing of a certain type of information, commonalities, differences. As it is now, there is freedom but too much chaos in it. whatever the case, i love it.

EDIT: after another 15 minutes, had my first meaningful conversation. Say hello to Shmuck, everyone. He's one of us lost thinkers who've found their way to SC.