icq

United States
August 14, 2008 6:52pm CST
Does anyone use ICQ anymore? I havent used it in about 4 years........lol.......about 3 months after I first installed it. Does anyone use it still?
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
14 Aug 08
It means "I seek you" It was pretty much the first of the instant messengers. But it gone pushed aside by AOL Messenger and Yahoo and everything else. I haven't used any instant messengers in years, but I occasionally live message people when I'm signed into Facebook. I installed the MySpace Skype thing but it will never connect.
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@psphacker (1055)
• United States
14 Aug 08
thanks i have learned something new thanks to you.
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@psphacker (1055)
• United States
14 Aug 08
what the hell does icq mean?
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@Bethany1202 (3434)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I probably have not used it myself in about 5-6 yrs. I used to constantly IM people, and I used everything from Yahoo IM, AIM, ICQ, and there were some interfaces that put all of them together, but I cannot remember the name of it. Then I used only Yahoo and AIM for awhile, but now I rarely use any of them. Sometimes I go on Yahoo to play some games like Literati (which is like Scrabble) with my sister or boyfriend, but that's about the extent of it. I used to waste so much time with senseless chatting!
@philjas (1134)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Trillian! That was the one that combined a bunch of them, and I used that too. It got to a point where I hated the feeling of being obligated to reply to every IM anybody sent me in a timely fashion. I guess I'd say having an IM progam is a little too much like being on the phone or having people right there with you. I'd rather communicate through email and message boards so nobody is waiting around for you to reply quickly.
@RealIolo (1846)
• United States
25 Aug 08
-.-. --.- (CQ) Among hams, amateur radio enthusiasts, who use IMC (International Morse Code) the letters CQ would be sent out over and over to let other coders know they were looking for someone to make a contact with. So if you were listening to the right frequency you might find a spot where you would hear (sound representing morse code deleted so that this will post) They would generally send CQ several times in a row followed by their call letters and then they would pause for a while to see if anyone would respond that they could connect with. Just a bit of trivia for you MyLotters. Note: been trying to post this for over a week but the dits and dahs that belonged in the parenthesis above were preventing me from being able to post it. Flaws with mylot.
@GardenGerty (90960)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Aug 08
I have not heard about it in a long time. I never did use it though. How did it work exactly? What seems to have replaced it?
@RealIolo (1846)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I don't run it up as much anymore. But if I was going to run up an instant messanger it would be ICQ. Unlike all the other IM programs it isn't a resource hog.
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I haven't used it in about 5 years. Too many weird people were showing up on it, plu I discovered Yahoo messenger and decided I liked it much better.
• United States
15 Aug 08
Dude I havent even heard the ICQ thing brought up anymore these days I think its been 5 years since I last heard a word of it
@almae01 (112)
• Spain
15 Aug 08
I havent used in a long time, i used it when it came out, but i got tired of it rather quickly, i prefer msn.