When my brother comes to visit me at Hopkins, he is amazed. Not at the lacking social life, or the well-kept campus, but rather at how much I rely on AOL Instant Messenger as a crucial part of my social and romantic life. In the four years difference between us, IM has made its imprint on college life, virtually revolutionizing traditional dating. Whereas he used to have to get up enough courage to call that special girl to see what she was up to over the weekend, I can just find out the IM name of the guy I'm interested in and check his away messages to find out where he will be. This brings me to my first point: the beauty of the endless amounts of anonymous stalking that Instant Messenger provides us with.