I would like to think that an instant messaging app is a very personal space. Whether it is WhatsApp or BBM or some other brand, it is not public space like Twitter and Facebook. Connecting at instant messaging level is a whole lot more personal and private matter.
This is why I expect that when a connection is made at that level, it is not too much to expect some form of introduction, especially if the new contact isn’t quite known. I have my custom BBM PIN accessible to the public, so that people can reach me (it isn’t easy to be a celeb LOL). I really do prefer to be reachable.
I find it odd that someone would send a BBM request and after being accepted, they would not say hello. And when I do say hello, introduce myself and ask that I know them, they would keep quiet. Is that a thing? Are they monitoring spirits? Am I just too old school and expecting too much?
Isn’t that like sending me an email or calling my line out of the blues without introducing yourself?
I really do think it is rude of anyone to initiate contact and not be willing to have a brief introduction, but then that might just be me. Maybe I need to loosen up. Or perhaps a lot of people just don’t have social skills anymore.