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  • What IM or chat program do you use?

    Do you use some form of instant messaging or live chat program? Vote for the one you actually use now.
    AIM (AOL)
    IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
    Microsoft Instant Messenger
    Other (reply with what you use)
    Don't use any
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  • #2
    I used to use ICQ but I don't any longer. I guess I found out I didn't have anything to say. Currently we don't have any messaging program up and running.


    • #3
      I have Instant Messenger but with my typing speed it's a very inefficient mode of communication compared to phone.


      • #4
        I have ICQ but rarely use it anymore, I just got so tired of all those unwelcome porno messages being sent to me. I use yahoo messenger mostly now, I find it works quite well for me.


        • #5
          I use Msn, and use it everyday! I have two relatives in other in Idaho and one in California that I chat with all the time...while they are at work! Mom, sis, gma, brother all hooked up too.... so when we can't reach each other by phone....good chance we can online I have gotten much faster at typing that is a big bonus....spelling has probably gone downhill but we understand each other!


          • #6
            ive noticed splelling punctuation and capitalization all go seriously downhll in im due to the les formal atmosphere andthe eaes we have talking to casual acquantainses
            Learn by teaching
            Take responsibility for learning


            • #7

              I re-read my post and I have that problem! (poor spelling/punctuation)


              • #8
                I think Doug was refering to the chat programs not this type of forum. It's because it's so hard to chat when you have to type your conversation on the spot. They tend to abbreviate and eliminate all the unnecessary punctuations so they can converse faster.

                As for the typos and misspells, I think we all tend to do that. Sometimes I have to think of alternatives to what I'm trying to say because I can't spell it for the life of me. I even reread some of my posts and see all the mistakes and wonder how anyone knew what I was talking about. So, were artists here not road schollars.


                • #9
                  I use them all in a nice little program called Trillian

                  AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, and IRC all in one


                  • #10
                    I use instant messenger when I have my son in law work on my computer remotely. Other than that, I'm kind of bashful as you probably know.



                    • #11
                      I'm a bit paranoid about these type of communication methods, so I avoid them as far as possible.


                      • #12
                        I use trillian also. it's nice to be able to sign into all the services at once (msn, yahoo, AIM etc.)

                        - David


                        • #13
                          I use Trillian from
                          It handles all of them: yahoo, AIM, MSN, IRC and ICQ and....

                          ................drum roll...............

                          it is free! They also have a pro version that cost around US$20

                          Originally posted by Doug Nelson
                          Do you use some form of instant messaging or live chat program? Vote for the one you actually use now.


                          • #14
                            I'm on a mac and I use iChat all the time as most of my friends are on AIM or on a mac. For those that aren't I use Adium and an msn account. Good clean fun!


                            • #15
                              I use AIM but I also use Yahoo Messenger and have used MSN as well. Never for business purposes or anything.


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