Which instant messenger do you use for chatting online?

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United States
January 10, 2008 1:16pm CST
Better way to keep contact with your friends, family or loved ones. Of course the top 3 that I know is Yahoo, MSN & Trillian - but often use yahoo more - for one most of my family and friends use this especially those in the Philippines. I'm not a big fan on the webcam unless someone asks me to put it on - I don't tend to chat with people I don't know usually just surfing different types of chatrooms because I believe most people on there would scam or lie about their true identity.
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@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
18 Jan 08
None! I got fed up with IM chatting and don't have any loaded on my current system.
• United States
18 Jan 08
Oook...
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I only chat with people that I know through instant messenger. I used to use both Yahoo and AOL. Yahoo always seemed to mess my computer up though, so now I only use AOL.
• United States
11 Jan 08
Exactly! It is more secure and convenient to chat with people who you really know. I mean with all the strangers and fake identities that people do while online. Yahoo messing up your computer? But how so? But yeah there are times it will have certain issues.
@youless (88922)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jan 08
I like to use MSN because no more strangers will bother you. Long time ago I tried ICQ, there were many strangers would bother you and it's quite annoying. Besides, most of my friends and colleagues use MSN. So I like to use it to communicate with others.
@pinksoda (113)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
I use Yahoo Messenger more often. Pretty much the same chat program we both use. Earlier we were using speaking to each other on the headset.
@cliks4fun (166)
• India
11 Jan 08
I'm using Yahoo.. Rediff Bol.. GMail..
• Canada
11 Jan 08
I always use yahoo messenger as it is quite convenient and useful. I have got friendslist and also mobile activation so whenever my friends are online i get instant message.
• Malaysia
11 Jan 08
nowadays I use 3 different IMs to keep in touch with my friends, colleagues, ex-colleagues…MSN, Yahoo Messenger and Gtalk. My primary IM is msn messenger though, as I've been using it for the past 5 years or so. i've just started using yahoo messenger and gtalk, coz most of my colleagues are on it, so that's why I'm using it as well hehe.
@diillu (5128)
11 Jan 08
For me, Windows live massenger is the one that I use for the daily chatting purpose. It is the way of getting touch with my friends and family as I'm staying away from my home. This helps me alot and also it is more convinient and easy to use. Apart from that I like the different features of windows live massenger such as being able to share backgrounds, winks etc.
• Italy
10 Jan 08
All of my friends use MSN and so I do it the same. I've tried Yahoo messenger in the past but IMHO it was awful. Maybe now it has improved, I don't know. What is Trillian, by the way?
10 Jan 08
I tend to use MSN but only use it to talk to people that i know.