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Instant messaging is convenient and more cost effective than traditional forms of communication; however, instant messaging can pose a security risk, allowing viruses to damage the...

How to Get Instant Messaging
Instant messaging is a wonderful way to stay in touch with friends, family, colleagues and classmates while you surf the Internet, work on class or work projects or just want to spend some time chatting online. There are many services that offer instant... More »
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Instant messaging

Instant messaging (IM) is a type of online chat which offers real-time text transmission over the Internet. A LAN messenger operates in a similar way over a local ...
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Instant Messenger | Skype

Skype Instant Messenger lets you IM from mobile, Windows, or Mac. Chat with friends from wherever, whenever with Skype instant messenger.

How Instant Messaging Works - HowStuffWorks - Computer

Instant messaging has become popular with young people because of its speed, ease of use and privacy. Learn more about instant messaging at ...

What is Instant Messaging? Webopedia

Typically, the instant messaging system alerts you whenever somebody on your private list is online. You can then initiate a chat session with that particular ...


The official Web site of AOL Instant Messenger. Exchange messages with friends, family, and colleagues online.

Yahoo Messenger - Chat, Instant message, SMS, Video Call, PC Calls

Allows you to instant message with anyone on the Yahoo server. Tells you when you get mail, and gives stock quotes.

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Q: How to Instant Message
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