I used to instant message a lot when I was in college but over the last 5+ years I, and those that I IMed with have gotten away from it. As for how it would apply to the organization that I am in it could be something that we could do in our region to increase connectiveness. I think some people would get into it. Text messaging, I can't get into. I think it has decreased the ability of most 20 somethings to have a conversation. Pick up the phone. Sorry it is an irritant. But that is just me. Twittering...I enjoyed the aritcle of how to use it in academia. I'm not sure that I see a use in the NEP program right now.