A Brief History of Instant Messaging

Among its many uses and benefits, the Internet has transformed and simplified how people communicate with each other around the globe. In addition to email, instant messaging has played a large role in bringing people together. From ICQ to AIM, Google Chat to Facebook Chat, Internet users have been able to send messages to each other instantaneously for years.

But where did it all start? Instant messaging has been an evolving idea for a long time, so it’s somewhat difficult to pinpoint its origin. In fact, did you know that instant messaging, or at least an early form of the concept, actually predates the World Wide Web?

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RokeTalk All in One Messenger Mobile Phone YM WLM ICQ AIM

If you can connect with Your Mobile Phone aka Cell Phone to Yahoo Messenger using Yamee or YmTiny, and you can also connect with Your Mobile Phone in Windows Live Messenger using QMSN, and you can also connect in ICQ, WLM, Yahoo, AIM using All in One Mobile Messenger using eBuddy or Mig33 or Fring, in this article we will discuss another All in One aka Multi Protocol Messenger using RokeTalk. RockeTalk is Multiple Instant Messenger aka Multiple Chat Client that would connect to Yahoo!, MSN and Google Talk at the same time on your mobile Phone

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What Is The International Comet Quarterly?

What Is The International Comet Quarterly?

Sample pages and articles from the ICQ are available online here. The October 1996 issue was Number 100 in the publication’s series (dating back to 1973), and it contained many pages of observations and images of comets from observers worldwide, plus articles on the history of total visual magnitude methodology; on comets for the visual observer in 1997; on the lives of two well-known comet observers, A. Mrkos and S. K. Vsekhsvyatskii; and an index for the first 23 years of this publication. Coinciding with this “century issue”, minor planet (5865) 1984 QQ — discovered on 1984 Aug. 31 by Antonin Mrkos — has been named Qualytemocrina (a play on the letters in the ICQ title; cf. Minor Planet Circular 28089).

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Social Network Sites

Social Network Sites: A Definition

While we use the term “social network site” to describe this phenomenon, the term “social networking sites” also appears in public discourse, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. We chose not to employ the term “networking” for two reasons: emphasis and scope. “Networking” emphasizes relationship initiation, often between strangers. While networking is possible on these sites, it is not the primary practice on many of them, nor is it what differentiates them from other forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC).

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All about instant messaging

Instant messaging is all the rage now, and rightly so… at least if used with moderation. It appears that they’re all built on the idea that each user first connects to a server to indicate that they are online, and possibly download a list of contacts along with their status (Online, Away, Busy, etc.). Actual conversations are usually achieved in peer-to-peer mode, ie. packets are sent and received directly without going being routed through central servers, although this can be changed (eg. ICQ lets you hide your IP address at the expense of going through its servers instead of connecting directly to your contact’s PC.)

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Miranda IM Alternatives for Symbian S60


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The site is made by Ola and Markus in Sweden, with a lot of help from our friends and colleagues in Italy, Finland, USA and contributors from all over the world. That’s right, all the lists of alternatives are crowd-sourced, and that’s what makes the data powerful and relevant.

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