I received an email to my hotmail account last week about Microsoft's I'M Initiative. I was pretty impressed by the idea and immediately signed up. The concept is that if you sign up for the initiative, every time you IM or use Hotmail to send a message, a portion of the advertising revenue goes to one of ten charities (you can choose which one). There is not cost to you... all you have to do is chat. Microsoft has put no limit on the donations. In their words "the sky is the limit". To promote the initiative, Microsoft is starting a 30 day I'M talkathon, explained on this fake but humorous blog. So sign up and talk, talk, talk.