I have to tell you a story about OptomisticCoho and FidgetyCoho. Don't let me forget.....
Okay now that I got some sleep, let me tell you my story.
I was heading off to bed, when before I went I checked my Gmail, twitter, etc. I noticed I received a message from the user name OptomisticCoHo. The message they sent was asking me to be it's friend. I asked if I knew the person. OptomisticCoHo responded said 'I don't know, but you asked to be my friend.' Quite confusing to say the least. I responded 'I did?' OptomisticCoHo: 'Yes you did, here's what you said "FidgetyCoho: Will you be my friend?"
I said 'I did not, my user name is mileless...not FidgetyCoho.' Well the confusion did not last long. I googled both user names and came up with what was happening. The Noisy Channel said it was a project conducted by AOL Instant Messenger. Wikipedia provided more information. It was just bizarre. My interest lies not so much in the how they pair a person up but why.
The guy that I got paired up with blogs so I was thinking maybe they find a common ground between the two and pair them up. Then I was thinking they might be doing this because not enough people are using AIM. Who knows.....all I know is that I randomly ended up talking to a guy that lives in Virginia. Very strange. And to be honest I'm not entirely sure that's a safe thing to do. According to Wikipedia, it hasn't happened in a while with the exception of my case...
Anyway, so that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
If you wanna opt out of it, go to The Noisy Channel's blog and follow his steps to opt out of it.
Otherwise try not to be creeped out (if that's even possible) and say hi to the other person.