But my friend attacked me with a pile of questions - "What's up?", "Why did you go offline so unexpectedly?".
I don't equate a texting in social network to a normal conversation in real life where usual rules of etiquette (like greeting and farewell, not leaving questions unanswered) are essential. I think that talking in networks is a sort of "ersatz conversation" where you are not restricted by frameworks of place and time. But my Indian friend finds it weird.
What do you think about etiquette in social networks' conversations? Are the rules of etiquette the same in real talks and in virtual ones?