"I Am Away" - Facebook / by Demiana Marie

We're experiencing a bit of nostalgia with Facebook's recent announcement; They're bringing back "Away Messages". Before mainstream social media, there was AIM. The best part of this quick chat based platform was the AwayMessage feature where you would write cheeky updates on what you were doing, where you were or just pretending to be too busy or important to socialize.  In an effort to revive this early 2000s social media spirit, Facebook has created what they call the "Sidebar Status". Essentially, it is the snippet status, only now it appears on the right hand side under your profile within chat. Closer friends' statuses will appear higher on your chat stream but you'll now be able to see everyone's "in the moment" statement. Now, we suppose ours should say "out haunting", what will yours be?