I hear a lot about online "conversations". In blogs, in message boards, in email, people seem to want to have a lot of "conversations". Around Foo Camp, there was talk about how to "keep the conversations going". Even faceless corporate entities want to have "conversations" with me.
I do not want "conversations". Conversations are part of the information overload that saps my productivity. I want to engage, communicate, resolve, and move on. If we keep needing to have conversations then we are not communicating or something else is not working.
Exception Family members and friends, this does not apply to you.