Instant messaging in USA

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by prozabor, Sep 4, 2008.

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  1. prozabor

    prozabor Registered Member

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    I'm from Poland and here we only use GaduGadu IM. All people im Poland communicate in this "polish" protocol. So I am interested what is the most popular IM in USA? Maybe ICQ? Or Yahoo?
     
  2. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Hi prozabor,

    i am from Poland too, and i can't agree with your opinion. You shouldn't generalize for example i'm using protocol Gadu-Gadu in Konnekt communicator and additional Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN) which is in my opinion really very good communicator. I wish that more people in PL, start to use it.

    Pozdrawiam :)
     
  3. prozabor

    prozabor Registered Member

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    You're right. It is stupid that most people in our country use only GG to communicate:/
     
  4. MikeBCda

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    Hi,

    Getting back to your original question, it's probably a safe guess that Yahoo's the most widely used IM in the US and here in Canada, as well as many other places. I do also have ICQ and MSN (or whatever the latter's called these days), but any active contacts I had in those two have long disappeared.

    As a side note, for messaging I use Trillian which permits access to all three plus AOL and, I think, IRC. But that does have the drawback that many setup options, particularly privacy settings, can only be accessed via the original client application, not by Trillian.
     
  5. Bensec

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    hehe , not quite sure, which is most popular.
    but I like the survey bot in AIM. It gives me a lot fun.
     
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