What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

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Poll: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc) (37 member(s) have cast votes)

What messaging network(s) do you primarily use? (You can choose multiple answers)

  1. MSN Messenger (18 votes [19.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

  2. AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) (16 votes [17.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.20%

  3. Yahoo! Messenger (14 votes [15.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.05%

  4. ICQ (1 votes [1.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  5. Jabber / XMPP (4 votes [4.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.30%

  6. Google Talk (13 votes [13.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.98%

  7. Skype (16 votes [17.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.20%

  8. Other? (11 votes [11.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.83%

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#1 bastones   User is offline

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What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:27 PM

I read about in some countries MSN having like 90% market share but in other countries as low as 15%. Just interested to know what messaging network(s) you use? Me: AIM mainly, but I also use Skype. Feel free to reply with what you voted on :).

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Re: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:53 PM

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Re: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:10 PM

I've got accounts on all of these except maybe jabber, and on sanuk/QQ/whatever. I only sign in to yahoo/msn/aim (all three through pidgin) more than once a month, although I'm on skype pretty regularly now.
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Re: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:32 PM

I don't know if I've ever met anyone who used AIM before.
Other than that, I use pretty much all of them. I don't understand why people don't use IM clients that work with everyone!

Further votes: facebook chat and IRC.
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Re: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:47 PM

View Postmoopet, on 19 August 2010 - 01:32 PM, said:

I don't know if I've ever met anyone who used AIM before.
Other than that, I use pretty much all of them. I don't understand why people don't use IM clients that work with everyone!

Further votes: facebook chat and IRC.


That's true. There are so many messaging protocols like Windows Live, AIM (which uses the OSCAR protocol), Yahoo! Messenger, etc. Microsoft was very lucky they got into the IM game just as computers became popular. I guess how it worked was one friend found out about MSN Messenger and told their friends about it in school/college/workplace, and their friend wrote down their MSN ID and downloaded it and added them at home. AIM has been around a little bit longer I believe - I think it was originally created for AOL broadband customers before being opened to everyone with their AIM client. Yahoo! Messenger is pretty popular with some people because of how popular the Yahoo! website is. Skype is increasing in use as it's a really viable option to do free video calls to friends, etc.
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:18 PM

I use Ichat and Skype. Thats all I need because Ichat has AIm yahoo, Gtalk, Anyother jabber service.
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:27 PM

View Postsbell1099, on 19 August 2010 - 02:18 PM, said:

I use Ichat and Skype. Thats all I need because Ichat has AIm yahoo, Gtalk, Anyother jabber service.


iChat supports Yahoo! Messenger? I use iChat and last time I heard iChat only supports AIM, Google Talk and Jabber.
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Re: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:34 PM

I use this thing called a phone.
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:12 PM

I use Skype because thats how everyone in the office communicates even though we can all see each other... never understood that.

I'm on IRC a lot too.

And of course my phone.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:10 PM

I use Steam, like Neotifa, and i use yahoo messenger. and i use my phone; mostly my phone though. i really don't get on yahoo that much. and i can't add friends on Steam cause i've never bought a game off of the Steam Store, so the only friends i have on there are a few that i know personally that added me, so it's really just for those people; people i usually just call. lol
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:24 PM

I actually do must of my online conversing with AIM. Skype for the two or three people I know that have it, Facebook chat (GOD IT SUCKS) for the rest.
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Re: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:08 PM

View PostKYA, on 19 August 2010 - 04:34 PM, said:

I use this thing called a phone.



Ooh, do you have unlimited texting? I could send you daily updates on how cute my guinea pig is like I do P4L :D Spam spam spammy spam spamalicious!!!!
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Re: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:19 PM

if you ain't on gtalk you ain't on shit.
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Re: What messaging network(s) do you use (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/Jabber/etc)

Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:00 PM

So, since I have gtalk I am on shit? :(

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:21 PM

yes.
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