OK so I use AIM/Ichat to keep in touch with friends in America, and these last few months there has been this strange thing happening. Basically I'd get a really random strange message from someone not on my list, and when I reply to it the person on the other end tells me he/she just got a strange message from me as well and that I was the one contacting him/her first and not the other way around. So it happened a few times until I realised they all had screennames with the word 'salmon' in them. Until not so long ago and now they all have screennames with the word 'trout'.
I mean if it's some kind of virus or bot or spam, what is the point? Who benefits?
idealsalmon: The government owns people, and can morally put arbitrary restrictions on them. Markus Bollingmo: what?
protestingsalmon: It's just like, it's just like, a mini-mall! Markus Bollingmo: huh? protestingsalmon: do i know you? Markus Bollingmo: you just im'ed me! protestingsalmon: no i didn't protestingsalmon: who is this?
synergizedsalmon: I pity the fool! Markus Bollingmo: ? synergizedsalmon: again? Markus Bollingmo: ?? synergizedsalmon: Is this Ice Queen or Ember Queen? Markus Bollingmo: im not a queen and i dont know who you are 18:15 synergizedsalmon: Then who the hell is this?
customizedtrout: Pull off your mask. Show me who you really are. Markus Bollingmo: ? customizedtrout: no habla íngles lo siento. Markus Bollingmo: sorry who is this? customizedtrout: i don't know you imed me