Chat with CrackBerry Kevin on BBM Channels every Monday and Wednesday!

By Kevin Michaluk on 25 May 2014 10:27 pm EDT

Earlier today on my BBM Channel, JT suggested that I turn on the "Chat Hours" of my BBM Channel so I could have regularly-occurring conversations with my subscribers. It was a great suggestion, so I'm wasting no time in doing it!

I've now set my Chat Hours schedule to begin on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 12:30pm Central Time (aka 1:30pm Eastern, aka 6:30pm GMT). I only set them to be live for thirty minutes for now, but I'm sure once we get going I'll keep typing until my thumbs develop blisters or somebody in our virtual office yells at me to get back to work.

As for what we'll chat about, well - that's up to YOU! I'd assume BlackBerry will be a topic of choice among many, but I'm well-versed in many subjects, including Formula 1, Gordon Lightfoot, Yoga Pants, The Art Of Picking Up Women (seriously, Miss CrackBerry is like an 11 while I'm maybe a 6.5) and much, much more... :p

Seriously though, I'm really looking forward to connecting with all of you on BBM Channels. This is exactly the kind of intimacy that sets BBM apart from other social platforms. If you have a question for me, this is your chance to ask it. I have no idea how easy or crazy this will be to manage, so I thank you in advance for your patience. I'll do my best to message everybody to messages me. Let's have some fun!

If you're not already subscribed to my channel, you can search for CrackBerry Kevin in BBM channels and find it that way, or add C00010BC5 or scan the barcode below. And if you're reading this and have yet to use BBM Channels, be sure to check out our guide on How To Use BBM Channels.

Reader comments

Chat with CrackBerry Kevin on BBM Channels every Monday and Wednesday!


You should do some type of test to see whether you can chat more effectively with physical keyboard of Q10 or the big screen of Z30.

Totally planning on doing that.

For tomorrow I'm using the Q10. When I'm on BBM I want to type with lots of personality, and I can do that best and quickest with a phsyical keyboard. You know.. lots of !!!??! and made up slang and short hand typing. With touchscreen keyboards I can type fast PROPER sentences with PROPER words, but then I sound so formal and not like ME! :)

Thanks again for the idea.

You need to pass along the word to BlackBerry employees with a social media presence it looks really bad that none of them use channel chat. IMO channel chat is the killer feature of Channels but nobody you would want to talk to ever has it on, except you now. Tell Blaize and Adam its a part of their job to have office hours too lol.

Man you will be busy, this will be fun, throw some stats on how many chats you got open, and how many did you get to answer.

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Avalanche of posts!

Hope you can keep up and the Q won't let you down! I knew you weren't gonna use the Z! Goodonya!

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Lol. Good call. Yeah, for something like that... I think physical keyboard wins. You just can't maintain personality QUICKLY on a touchscreen with predictive. It forces you to be write too well. And if I want to talk to people as ME.... I need to be able to put that into the typing quickly!

Nice shot of the louvre behind you. The lines there sucked though lol!

I don't care if other people want a bb10 device I wanted one and that's all that matters.

"... seriously, Miss CrackBerry is like an 11 while I'm maybe a 6.5..."

Oh man, that made me LoL!

Pics or it didn't happen!

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Hahaha do you have a picture of Miss CrackBerry? I'll partake in a conversation of picking up women lol.

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You can't. You can, however, sideload the Snap app that let's you sign in with your Google account and download apps from Google Play directly. Search CrackBerry for how to do that.

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I haven't been using bbm channels. I might just start. :)

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Don't be so hard on yourself.

Miss Crackberry is smarter than you think.

She sees beyond looks and into your mind and heart. Looks can fade.

She has watched you build Crackberry up from virtually nothing to what it is today.

She seen you at your best and worst and is cool with it.

It's called integrity and acceptance .

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That's great Kevin! Have you considered maybe doing the same with The Crackberry Channel? Maybe a different person from the crew on different days for 30 mind or switch it up?

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